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News in Brief 01 November 2017 (PM)

United States votes against resolution to end Cuba embargo

The United States voted against a resolution in the UN General Assembly on Wednesday to end its economic embargo of Cuba.

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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.

UN Daily News Programme 09 October 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Matt Wells.

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First ever Cuban music industry strategy will add jobs, share heritage

The cultural heritage of Cuba’s vibrant music industry has enormous potential to enrich the world.

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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.”

News in Brief 19 June 2017 (AM)

First ever official refugee named Ambassador for UNICEF

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Jazz Day celebrations showcase Cuba's rich musical heritage

An all-star concert in the Cuban capital, Havana,  is the centerpiece of this year's celebrations for International Jazz Day on Sunday, 30 April.

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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.

News in Brief 21 April 2017 (AM) – Geneva

325 million people suffer from hepatitis B and C

More than 325 million people are infected with hepatitis B or C virus, which can seriously damage the liver, and most sufferers do not get the life-saving help they need, UN health experts said on Friday.

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#RememberSlavery: African rhythms permeate Cuban music

More than 15 million African men, women and children were brought to the New World due to the transatlantic slave trade, which the UN has described as one of the darkest chapters in human history.

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