Statement by Cuba on behalf of LMG countries in the General Debate under Agenda Item 3 at the 55th session of Human Rights Council

Cuba

Cuba has the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the Like-Minded Group of countries.The current international crisis, the unjust and undemocratic international order and the irrational and unsustainable patterns of production and consumption perpetuate inequalities within and among countries, hinder efforts to achieve sustainable development and the full promotion and protection of all human rights.

Cuba elected Vice-President of the Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention

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Cuba was elected Vice-President, representing the Non-Aligned Movement, of the Ninth Review Conference of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Biological and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction. It began today in Geneva and will be in session until December 16th.

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Cuba ratifies commitment to a society without racism

Cuba

The Cuban ambassador to the UN-Geneva, Juan Antonio Quintanilla, reiterated the country's commitment to the fight against racism and denounced the structural presence of racism in developed capitalist nations. Speaking in a general debate on the subject as part of the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, Quintanilla highlighted that Cuba is enacting its National Program against Racism and Racial Discrimination, approved in 2019. “Its implementation has made it possible to identify inequity gaps and direct work towards the elimination of vestiges of discrimination,” he stressed.

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