Statement by the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez on behalf of the G77 at the Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals 

That is also the case for those countries suffering the imposition of unilateral coercive measures that constitute a serious violation of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. Those measures gravely hinder the efforts of the affected countries towards the achievement of the SDGs and sustainable development in general. The international community, including the United Nations system, should continue to firmly reject the imposition of those measures and to work for their unconditional lifting.

Cuba Reaffirms Socialism While It Reckons With Its Private Sector

Amid the challenges of a global economy marked by crisis, Cuba strives to maintain its socialist project, meet the needs of its people, and assert its independence. Despite facing the longest embargo in modern history, the nation has made significant strides in public education, health care, and sustainable development, outperforming many advanced economies. The future may be fraught with challenges, but Cuba’s dedication to its people and its independent path shines as a beacon of hope in a world still unable to answer the many dilemmas of humanity. Indeed, that is why Fidel Castro’s daring mission at the Moncada Barracks 70 years ago continues to have such a hold on the Cuban imagination. Despite the temporary setbacks, Cubans survive and live to fight the next battle.

How the Cuban government and people collaborated on the Family Code

Cuba passed one of the world’s most progressive codes on families on September 25 last year. All in one go, the small island nation legalised same-sex marriage, defined and upheld the rights of children, the disabled, caregivers, the elderly, and redefined “family” along ties of affinity rather than blood. This opens the concept of “family” to include non-traditional forms of familial relations, which exist outside the model of the heterosexual nuclear family.


Cuba Support Group Irealand joins the hundreds of organizations and individuals around the world working on a new campaign to collect 1 million signatures demanding the US:

Take Cuba off the State Sponsors of Terrorism list and end the blockade of Cuba!

Sign the petition here and pass it on to all the people you know and work with

Cubans to celebrate Fidel Castro’s 97th birthday

Seven years after his death, his legacy continues to mark Cuba’s efforts to consolidate its sovereignty and independence, and the permanent improvement of the socialist system in the light of the United States’ hostility and the tightening of the blockade imposed by that powerful nation for more than 60 years.