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Cuba reaffirms our country’s commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights for all

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The Cuban delegation to the high-level segment of the 43rd regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, headed by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, once again reaffirmed our country’s commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights for all. The event, held February 24-28 at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, served as an appropriate opportunity to advocate for the full defense of human rights.

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The world against the blockade

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The United Nations General Assembly voted today, October 26, to approve the Cuban resolution expressing the need to put an end to the over 50-year economic commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island.

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“It is possible to achieve peace with dignity for all concerned”


Remarks by Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations Organization, at the signing ceremony of the agreements on a bilateral, final ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities, the laying down of arms, and guarantees of security reached between the government of Colombia and FARC-EP, Havana, June 23, 2016, “Year 58 of the Revolution.”

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Cuba denounces extraterritorial application of U.S blockade


On Monday, May 9, Cuba denounced the continued extraterritorial application of the U.S blockade, after a British bank closed accounts of the British Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) due to sanctions imposed on the island by the U.S.government.

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May Day: Teachers leading the way

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Over 40,000 teachers and students from pedagogical schools, accompanied by their families, will lead the May Day march to Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución, according to Ismael Drullet Pérez, secretary general of the National Union of Education, Science and Sports Workers, speaking to Granma International,who commented on the achievements which have seen the sector awarded the honor of leading the mass procession.

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Message on World Health day by the Secretary General ONU


Diabetes is an ancient disease that is taking a growing toll on the modern world. In 1980, 108 million adults were living with diabetes. By 2014, that number had risen to 422 million – 8.5 per cent of adults — reflecting a global increase in risk factors such as being overweight or obese.

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68 World Health Assembly Opens in Geneva


Other issues will be also discussed, such as the world vaccination plan to reduce rates of malaria, the effects of pollution on health, medicines below standard, illegitimate products, with deceptive or forged labeling. The opening ceremony will be chaired by outgoing president Roberto Morales Ojeda, minister of Health of Cuba, who led the assembly last year. The World Health Assembly is the most important decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Cuba’s Role at Human Rights Council Decisive

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Geneva, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba played a decisive role at the 22nd regular session of the Human Rights Council here, where important resolutions were promoted, while selectivity, double standards, and Western accusations against certain Southern countries were opposed. According to a communique released today by Havana’s embassy in Geneva, the United Nations has adopted by consensus the proposal made by Cuba on the right to food, agreeing to continue to deal with that issue in the Council.

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Support for Cuba at the UN Makes Headlines

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Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Media in many countries today are highlighting the condemnation from the UN General Assembly against the U.S. blockade of Cuba, with 188 countries in favor of ending this policy. Newspapers, radio stations, TV channels and news agencies are publicizing the support received by Cuba as well as the speech delievered by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, about the economic, commercial and financial siege maintained by Washington for more than half a century.

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Cuba Exhorts at UN to Eradicate Illegal Arms Trafficking


United Nations, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba exhorted at the United Nations to reach an international accord to prevent, fight and eradicate illegal arms trafficking, in which many people and States currently suffer from its negative consequences. Addressing the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty, Cuban ambassador to that body Rodolfo Benitez Verson stated that his country will not support any treaty that affects the legitimate interests of the island’s defense and national security.