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UN General Assembly renews long-standing call for end to US embargo against Cuba

The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted in favour of condemning the United States economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba - a call it has made every year since 1992.

In Cuba, UN chief stresses Latin America’s courageous ‘development vision’

The United Nations chief on Tuesday highlighted the central role he hopes Latin America and the Caribbean region will play in ensuring “fair globalization” that leaves no one behind.

UN General Assembly again calls for lifting US embargo against Cuba

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution underlining the need to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.

At UN, Cuba urges relief to assist storm-hit Caribbean; cites ‘setback’ in bilateral relations with US

In the wake of successive hurricanes Irma and Maria, which tore through the Caribbean and left communities in desperate conditions, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla urged the international community to “give the highest priority to this situation and mobilize resources to assist the small Caribbean Island States and territories.”

Cuba needs new laws and stronger action targeting human trafficking – UN rights expert

A United Nations human rights expert has urged Cuba to consider introducing new legislation to ensure that everyone who falls victim to trafficking in persons can be identified and helped, and the authorities can take action against offenders.

As Cuba mourns passing of former President Fidel Castro, Ban offers condolences, UN support

Speaking on behalf of the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this morning extended condolences to the Cuban people and to the family of former President Fidel Castro Ruz, who passed away overnight at the age of 90.

UN development agency working with Cuban government in areas hard-hit by Hurricane Matthew

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is cooperating with Cuban authorities to support early recovery in Baracoa, Maisí, Imías and San Antonio del Sur, the areas of the island nation most-affected by Hurricane Matthew.

US abstains for first time in annual UN vote on ending embargo against Cuba

In a near unanimous action, the United Nations General Assembly today adopted a resolution underlining the need to end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba, while also welcoming progress in the relations between the two countries.

In wake of Hurricane Matthew, UN to deliver food for 180,000 people in hard-hit eastern Cuba

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the Cuban Government to provide food for 180,000 people in hard-hit eastern areas of the island as they cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

UN rights chief urges Cuba to halt harassment of activists and respect human rights

The top United Nations human rights official expressed concern today over the extremely high number of arbitrary arrests and short-term detentions of individuals, including human rights defenders and dissidents, in Cuba in recent weeks.