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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.