Cuba elected vice president of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization
Minrex(spanish) | Thursday, 18 February 2021 | Click here for original article
The ambassador and permanent representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, was elected vice-president of the Special Committee on Decolonization of the UN in February.
In his words of appreciation, the Cuban ambassador congratulated the permanent representative of Grenada, Keisha McGuire, for her re-election as chair of the Committee, and her colleagues, the ambassadors of Sierra Leone and Indonesia, who were also re-elected as vice presidents.
He reiterated Cuba's historical commitment to the eradication of colonialism, when more than 60 years after the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples was adopted, the world decolonization process has not been completed and the objectives established in the Declaration remain unfulfilled.
The diplomat said that the Fourth International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, recently declared by the General Assembly at its 75th session, represents a boost to the common aspiration of all Member States to completely eradicate colonialism.
Pedroso added that, together with the actions of the Committee, cooperation between the Member States and the Secretariat woudl be essential in order to fulfill the promise of leaving no one behind, including the 17 territories under colonial rule and Puerto Rico.