2016

#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.

Namibia continues to call for the immediate lifting of the remaining unilateral embargo against Cuba, says Namibian ambassador

Mr. President, Namibia aligns itself with the statements delivered on behalf of the Africa Group and the NAM.

We thank the Special Rapporteur and Independent Expert for their reports.We will first focus on the report by the Independent Expert on democratic & equitable international order.

Chair of the NAM at Human Rights Council: "unilateral coercive measures(...) against developing countries is contrary to international law, human rights law and the basic rights of populations"

Mr. President,
I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement in continuation of the efforts to highlight the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on human rights, development, international relations, trade, investment and cooperation. In this regard, we would like to appreciate the SR for his report.