Cuba Wins Several UN Candidates, Despite US Pressures

United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The US efforts to undermine support for Cuban candidacies in the United Nations failed, affirmed Wednesday the

Cuban Alternate Permanent Representative to UN, Ana Silvia Rodriguez.
In the same way, any attempt to turn back the constitutional order chosen in a sovereign manner by the Cuban people will fail, the ambassador wrote in Twitter.

Cuba was elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) as a member of the Executive Board of Unicef, the Executive Board of the World Food Program and the Commission for Social Development.

Obtaining 50 votes out of 54 possible demonstrates our prestige at an international level, despite all the pressures imposed by the United States, said the Cuban ambassador.

For his part, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said these results are a recognition for the Caribbean country.

Cuba maintains close ties with the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), an entity that has confirmed for several years that this country is the only one in Latin America without child malnutrition, while there are 146 million children in the world who suffer this scourge.

In the midst of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States for more than half a century on Cuba, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) acknowledged the advances of the Caribbean nation in the fight against malnutrition .

FAO and the World Food Program believe that in Cuba, food security and sovereignty are a permanent occupation of the government agenda at all levels, as through national social protection programs the feeding of the most vulnerable people is assisted.

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