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Havana, June 27 (ACN) Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba, sent a letter to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Gutérres, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) Charter, expressing that global problems demand joint solutions, published today by the Granma newspaper.

“We are facing multiple crises as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, whose devastating effects, visible in all spheres of society, are expected to be long-lasting and add to the pending global challenges,” said the Cuban leader on the occasion of this anniversary.

“The international scenario is increasingly complex. Conflicts and the arms race are proliferating. Unconventional wars for the purpose of domination, acts of aggression, unilateral coercive measures, manipulation and politicization of human rights and disrespect for the self-determination of peoples are intensifying. Multilateralism is attacked, international agreements are ignored and the role of organizations such as the UN and the World Health Organization is disqualified,” the Head of State said.

Faced with this panorama, he stressed that the international community must “put aside political differences and seek joint solutions to global problems, through international cooperation”. In this way, the UN will faithfully fulfill its objectives and respond to the current challenges of the planet, without selfishness or hegemony, for the sake of a fair, democratic and equitable world order.

On 26 June 1945, representatives of several States signed the United Nations Charter in San Francisco, when the planet was still suffering the terrible consequences of the Second World War. The signatories, through that act, established an international organization under the name of the United Nations (UN), with the noble purposes of maintaining peace and security on the planet, promoting friendly relations among countries and realizing international cooperation in solving global problems.

Seventy-five years after this historic event, the world is facing urgent and dangerous challenges such as hunger, inequality, pollution, climate change, access to drinking water, war conflicts, among others, which demand more effective responses from the UN in preserving the world of today and tomorrow, as a modern, dynamic and truly multilateral organization. Such problems of humanity have recently increased to alarming levels.

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