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.

Ban welcomes restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today's announcement that Cuba and the United States will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C.

Cuba: UN rights office hopes release of political prisoners paves way for freedoms to flourish

The United Nations human rights office today welcomed Cuba’s recent release of political prisoners, hoping this new development will help open the way for an environment where freedom of expression and association flourishes.