Speeches and Remarks

Statement by the High Representative- Vice-President Josep Borrell on US sanctions

I am deeply concerned at the growing use of sanctions, or the threat of sanctions, by the United States against European companies and interests. We have witnessed this developing trend in the cases of Iran, Cuba, the International Criminal Court and most recently the Nordstream 2 and Turkstream projects.

Blockade against Cuba hinders efforts against Covid-19, Cuba says

Geneva, Switzerland, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Tuesday denounced at the Human Rights Council the restrictions to the fight against Covid-19 due to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States, a hostile policy that has been tightened over the last few months.

'Battle is hard and we are winning it,' Cuban president says

Havana, Jun 29. The battle is hard, we have to win it and we are winning it, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said, referring to the US hostility.

'The enemy does have a well-organized plan against us, and the more we get ahead, the more the offensive is,' Diaz-Canel said on Monday during the June meeting of the Council of Ministers, reported on Granma newspaper.

During the meeting he led along with Prime Minister Manuel Marrero, the Cuban statesman warned about the subversion offensive on social media, which he described as extremely aggressive.

UN rights expert urges Governments to save lives by lifting all economic sanctions amid COVID-19 pandemic

GENEVA (3 April 2020) – A UN human rights expert today called for the lifting of all  unilateral sanctions that obstruct the humanitarian responses of sanctioned States, in order to enable their health care systems to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and save lives.

#Blockade against #Cuba and policies to encourage illegal migration: root causes of irregular migration flow of Cubans to #US.

SWITZERLAND, 11 and 12 October 2016.-  Statement by the representative of Cuba, Mr. Ulises Arranz Fernández, Deputy Director of Consular Affairs and Cuban Residents Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, in the Second Intersessional Workshop of the International Dialogue on Migration, 2016, on “Assessing Progress in the Implementation of the Migration Related SDGs”.

Excellencies,

The Embargo violates the human rights, particularly the right to development, says Cuban Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

STATEMENT BY H.E. MR. ABELARDO MORENO FERNÁNDEZ, DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AT THE HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT TO COMMEMORATE THE THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION ON THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT

New York, 71 UNGA – 22 September, 2016.

Mr. President,

Thirty years ago, we took an important step forward when considering development not only as a goal, but a right for all. We then acknowledged that this right may be applied regardless of our birthplace, social condition, color of the skin or affiliation to a social group.   

Cuba denounces US blockade at WTO

STATEMENT BY THE CUBAN DELEGATE, ALINA REVILLA ALCAZAR, AT THE TRADE POLICY REVIEW BODY OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO).

Geneva, September 20, 2016.
         
Madam President,

As on several occasions we have stated since the inception of the WTO in 1995, this is a highly sensitive issue for my country and none of the reasons that Cuba legitimately wields for not performing the trade policy review has changed to date.

Human Rigths Council: Cuba denounces undeniable impact of the blockade imposed by the US government against Cuba

SWITZERLAND, September 16 th, 2016.- Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cuba, Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, in the General Debate on Agenda Item 3 entitled "Promotion and protection of all human, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development" at the 33rd regular session of the Human Rights Council.

Mr. President:

We appreciate the presentation of the reports on this subject, in particular those related to the right to development whose Declaration will arrive to its 30th anniversary in 2016.

Cuba will persevere on its demand to have the economic, commercial and financial blockade lifted, President Raúl Castro assured

KEY REMARKS BY ARMY GENERAL RAUL CASTRO RUZ, PRESIDENT OF THE STATE COUNCIL AND THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, AT THE 17TH SUMMIT OF THE NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT
MARGARITA ISLAND, VENEZUELA, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

Esteemed comrade Nicolás Maduro Moros, constitutional President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,

Heads of State and Government,

Esteemed ministers, delegates and guests,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Negative effects of the blockade is denounced at the Human Rights Council

SWITZERLAND, September 13 th, 2016.- Within the framework of the 33rd regular session of the Human Rights Council, the negative effects of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba were denounced and a call was made for its total elimination.

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