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Development to offset migration

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On March 10, at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Cuba called to guarantee the full realization of the right to development, in order to counterbalance migratory movement worldwide. The island’s representative Luis Alberto Amorós noted that in order to analyze the issue in depth, it is important to address the causes which lead millions of people to migrate every year, sometimes risking their lives, in search of greater well-being.

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Cuba calls for multilateral response to terrorism

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In an open debate between the 15 members of the body regarding terrorist threats to civil infrastructure, Cuba’s permanent representative to the UN, Anayansi Rodríguez noted that Havana supports the adoption of a general agreement on this scourge and the holding of a global conference to work toward these types of responses.

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Cuba supports fight against racism, discrimination and xenophobia

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On Wednesday, September 28, Cuba ratified its willingness to support the international struggle against racism, discrimination, xenophobia and all related forms of intolerance, during the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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UN Urges Universal Ratification of Chemical Weapons Convention

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United Nations, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations confirmed today the importance of universal ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention, issuing a message to mark the day for remembering the victims of those devices, weapons it described as morally repellent.

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Grenada Recovers Vote at the UN

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George, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Grenada announced cancellation of its debt with the United Nations (UN) with which it has recovered its right to vote there, reported the CMC Caribbean agency today. This country, along with St. Lucia and Dominica, was among the three Caribbean nations in arrears with the U.N.

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Strong LatAm Presence at UN Today

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United Nations, October 1 (PL) With speeches from Cuba, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and Venezuela, for Latin America, the UN General Assembly”s annual debate is expected to complete today. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will be the first of the representatives from that region to speak the UN highest body.

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Cuba Reaffirms Denunciation of US Blockade at UN

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United Nations, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reaffirmed today at the United Nations its denunciation of the US blockade and the difficulties caused to the Island in fulfilling its financial commitments with the world body. It also criticized the unilateral coercive measures and other actions carried out by the UN host against several members.

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Sweetened Realities that Fade Away

Sweetened Realities that Fade Away

The biggest problem of all is to preserve peace from the increasing risks of a war that, given the destructive power of modern weapons, would push humanity to the edge of an abyss. I realize that the meetings in Cartagena are taking a long time and the sweetened realities are fading away. Nothing was said about the guayabera shirts presented to Obama as a gift. Somebody will have to compensate the Cartagena designer Edgar Gómez.

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Syrian Issue Captures UN Activity

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United Nations, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The situation in Syria on Thursday takes up the UN activity with discussions about the issue at the General Assembly and the Security Council.The first forum, comprised of all 193 UN member States, will be briefed by UN Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan, who will talk about the course of his efforts on a videoconference.

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UN Seeks Definitive Progress in Negotiations on Cyprus

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The United Nations will make a decisive effort this Monday to achieve definitive progress in the reunification negotiations of Cyprus within a few months.The new attempt expects quick and concrete progress and will be headed by UN general secretary Ban Ki-moon in a two-day meeting with leaders of the communities from Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, Dimitris Christofias and Dervis Eroglu.