Agreed: U.N. Renews Call for End to U.S. Embargo Against Cuba

New York, N.Y.  For the 22nd consecutive year at the United Nations, the General Assembly yesterday adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.  I called for this most recently in my Huffington Post piece A Japanese Dinner with Raul Castro’s Daughter.

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Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla of Cuba addresses the General Assembly which 
renewed its call for an end to the U.S. embargo against Cuba. UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

By a vote of 188 in favour to two against (Israel and the U.S.) with three abstentions (Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau), the Assembly reiterated its call to all States to refrain from promulgating and applying laws and measures not conforming with their obligations to reaffirm freedom of trade and navigation.

The 193-member Assembly “once again urges States that have and continue to apply such laws and measures to take the necessary steps to repeal or invalidate them as soon as possible,” the text added.

See also: Jim Luce on Cuba.

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Jim Luce (www.lucefoundation.org) writes and speaks on Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. Bringing 26 years management experience within both investment banking and the non-profit sector, Jim has worked for Daiwa Bank, Merrill Lynch, a spin-off of Lazard Freres, and two not-for profit organizations and a foundation he founded. As Founder & CEO of Orphans International Worldwide (www.oiww.org), he is working with a strong network of committed professionals to build interfaith, interracial, Internet-connected orphanages in Haiti and Indonesia, and creating a new, family-care model for orphans in Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

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