UNESCO meeting condemns US blockade and coercive measures facing COVID-19

UNESCO meeting condemns US blockade and coercive measures facing COVID-19
HAVANA, Cuba, June 10 (ACN)  Government representatives and political organizations have denounced before the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) the impact of coercive measures and the U.S. blockade against some countries, especially Cuba, at a time when they are fighting against the COVID-19.
 During the general debate of the 6th Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council of UNESCO, held online since Monday, ambassador Oscar Leon, Cuban permanent representative to UNESCO, denounced the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against the island and said that “it not only hinders our development, but also imposes barriers to the relations with the organizations that make up the United Nations system”.
Regarding this, the Chapter of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) – UNESCO denounced the impact of unilateral coercive measures in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Cubaminrex published.
 In the address delivered by Azerbaijan, in its capacity as NAM Chairman, it was ratified that such measures are in violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations.
 This extraordinary session is attended by the 58 UNESCO member states and its observer members, focusing on an agenda concerning the Organization’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, in its fields of competence.
Abel González Alayón
Chief-Editor Language Department
Cuban News Agency