End of the blockade, a demand from the UN General Assembly

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United Nations (UN). – The need to end the US blockade against Cuba was a call that was repeated several times in the high-level segment of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, expressed the need to end the U.S. blockade, and the president of Nanimibia, Hage Geingob, lamented the regression in the unfreezing of relations between Cuba and the United States.

The president of Chad, Idriss Deby, when intervening in the United Nations, also advocated the lifting of this policy unjustly imposed on Cuba and that harms the people.

Another condemnation of Washington’s reprisals and coercive measures was that of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, who recalled that since 1992, the General Assembly has passed 27 resolutions demanding the end of the imperialist blockade.

High-Level Dialogue on Sustainable Development

The High-Level Meeting on Financing for Development today brings together representatives of governments and different sectors at the United Nations in an attempt to unlock the resources needed to achieve Agenda 2030.

None of the Sustainable Development Goals can be achieved without money, so raising enough to finance them is one of the biggest challenges, according to reports released at the United Nations.

Increased debt risks and trade restrictive measures mean that critical investments for Agenda 2030 remain underfunded, the report adds.

According to UN estimates, between 5 and 7 billion dollars are needed annually, in all sectors, in order to execute the plans that allow to achieve adequate levels of health, the well-being of all and of the planet.

(Taken from Radio Reloj in Spanish)

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