The president of the Cuban Association of the United Nations (ACNU), Norma Goicochea Estenoz. Photo: Omara García Mederos/ ACN.
The Cuban Association of the United Nations (ACNU) announced on Tuesday, at a press conference, the activities it will carry out to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The president of the ACNU, Norma Goicochea Estenoz, said that Cuban civil society will join the celebrations with the second edition of the event For the sovereignty of Cuba and against terrorism, on June 14 at the University of Havana.
The meeting will condemn all forms of terrorism of which Cuba is a victim, and will include the media type, which generates hatred towards the different social spheres, Goicochea Estenoz said.
UNHC will also organize the colloquium Human Rights in Older Persons for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15 June); the concert for Children's Day, on the third Sunday of July, and the Forum of Cuban civil society against the US blockade.
According to Goicochea Estenoz, the action plan for the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will include reflections on the right to cultural freedom, which is currently threatened by the harassment of artists such as the group Buena Fe and the poet Nancy Morejón.
He also said that, on the occasion of the commemoration, Cuba's removal from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism will be demanded, which is why this measure generates the deterioration of the living conditions of Cubans.
The president of the ACNU said that the Association and civil society will always accompany the Cuban State and Government from a critical perspective on what in terms of human rights is still perfectible. He said that, despite the difficulties, they will not cease to recognize and maintain the indispensable right: life.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris, France, on December 10, 1948.
(With information from ACN)