Havana, June 17 (RHC)-- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez has condemned all manifestations of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia.
He noted that Cuba joins the debates of the 43rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Bruno Rodriguez called for the struggle against human rights violations based on skin color and ethnic origin.
"We add our voice to the #HRC43 Debate," Rodriguez explained on his Twitter account. He said that we live in an increasingly unequal and complex world.
During the resumed session of the HRC on Monday, African countries proposed to organize an urgent debate on racism and police violence on Wednesday, within the global mobilization generated by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a policeman in the United States. None of the 47 members of the UN body opposed the proposal.
Meanwhile, Cuba will submit three draft resolutions, on the impact of the foreign debt on the enjoyment of human rights, on the right to food and on cultural rights, in agreement with the Permanent Mission of Havana in Geneva.
The session was suspended last March after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The resumption today took place under special protective measures.
Until the day after tomorrow, the 19th, delegations will resume the pending discussions on the Council's agenda, and will adopt resolutions on various human rights themes.