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Nearly 2 million hurricane-affected Cubans to receive UN food aid

Almost two million Cubans affected by hurricanes Gustav and Ike – two of the worst disasters to strike the small island nation in the past 50 years – will receive vital assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) over the next six months.

UN once again calls for end to United States embargo against Cuba

The United Nations General Assembly today once again urged an end to the commercial, economic and financial embargoes imposed on Cuba by the United States for nearly half a century.

General Assembly yet again issues annual call for end to US embargo against Cuba

For the 15th year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly called on the United States to end its commercial, economic and financial embargoes against Cuba that began more than 46 years ago.

General Assembly issues annual call for an end to US embargo against Cuba

For the 14th year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly today overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for an end to the 41-year-old commercial, economic and financial embargo by the United States against Cuba and objecting to laws and regulations compelling third countries to adhere to it.

General Assembly calls for end to US embargo against Cuba

For the 13th year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly today overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for an end to the 40-year-old commercial, economic and financial embargo by the United States against Cuba and objecting to laws and regulations compelling third countries to adhere to it.

UN rights expert hails release of 11 prisoners in Cuba

A United Nations human rights expert has welcomed the release in Cuba of 11 prisoners from among 75 people arrested early last year.

In Geneva, UN rights expert tells of 'unprecedented wave of oppression' in Cuba

An "unprecedented wave of oppression" has taken place in Cuba, with many arrests, quick trials without lawyers present, very heavy sentences and conditions of detention that are of great concern, according to a senior United Nations human rights official.

Report raises concern over human rights in Cuba - UN spokesman

A new report by the Personal Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Cuba states that political dissidents sentenced to heavy prison sentences in the country are being held in very trying physical and psychological conditions, a UN spokesman said today.

UN rights envoy appeals to Fidel Castro to pardon jailed Cubans

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ personal representative for Cuba has appealed to President Fidel Castro to pardon 50 Cubans sentenced to long prison terms recently on charges of treason.

UN rights chief to request details on trials of Cuban journalists, activists

Reacting to the arrest and sentencing of nearly 100 Cuban journalists and human rights activists, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello, today said he will request authorities in Havana to provide immediate detailed information on the trial process.