Cuba’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Pedro Luis Pedroso, stressed Thursday that the best tribute to the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade is solidarity with the countries that suffered that scourge.
Speaking at a plenary session of the General Assembly, Pedroso stressed the importance of the necessary remembrance. At the same time, he noted the tribute’s symbolic character as long as the root causes of inequality, exclusion, racism, and discrimination that survived slavery and are still suffered by millions of people, particularly those of African descent, are not addressed and resolved.
Once more, the Cuban Revolution has shown that respect for women and their dignity holds one of the highest places among its core principles, along with equal opportunities for their advancement.
Evidence of this is the publication, on a date as significant for women as March 8, in Extraordinary Official Gazette No. 14, as Presidential Decree 198 of 2021, by which, in use of the powers vested in him, the President of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, established the National Program for the Advancement of Women.