United Nations, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba was elected on Thursday to the vice presidency of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, a position it assumes with the commitment to continue fighting to eradicate colonialism in any of its manifestations.
Cuba’s permanent representative to the United Nations Pedro Luis Pedroso said so on assuming the post, and thanked the members of the Committee for the trust placed in him.
‘You may rest assured that like my predecessors, we will work with renewed commitment to fulfill the mandate entrusted to the Committee by the General Assembly.’
Over 60 years after the adoption of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, the global decolonization process has not been completed and the goals set out in the Declaration remain unfulfilled, the diplomat noted.
The 4th International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, recently declared by the General Assembly at its 75th session, signifies a boost to the common aspiration of all Member States to completely eradicate colonialism, he pointed out.
Along with the actions of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, the diplomat underscored, cooperation among Member States and the Secretariat is essential to fulfill the pledge to leave no one behind, including the 17 territories under colonial domination and Puerto Rico.