Cuba Shows Active Presence at UN Economic and Social Council

United Nations, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is among the most active countries in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and its presence is confirmed today in five commissions of this body.

The Cuban representation at UN was elected as a member of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (for 2019-2021), the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (2019-2022), the Commission on Legal and Social Status of Women (2019-2023) and the UN-Women Executive Board (2019-2021).

Cuba was also elected yesterday as a member of the UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (for 2019-2022), an election in which the island reached the larger number of votes (44) in Latin America and the Caribbean.

During its membership, Cuba will encourage that Committee to guarantee the participation of non-governmental organizations from all regions and, particularly, developing countries, according to a report from the Cuban mission at UN.

Cuba will also focus on achieving a fair, balance, effective and genuine participation of non-governmental organizations from all regions of the world, the note says.

Cuba will continue the serious review of all consultative statue requests to ensure that the objectives and purposes of the agencies are consistent with the spirit, purposes and principles of United Nations Charter, the document concluded.

The Caribbean island has made up the UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations for more than 20 years. For the current period, Mexico was elected with 43 votes, Nicaragua with 42 and Brazil with 38.

The body responsible for the Non-Governmental Organizations was established by an ECOSOC resolution, on June 21, 1946.

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