The UN Conference on Disarmament (CD) began today in Geneva, Switzerland, with the participation of Cuba as coordinator at the head of the G-21 Group, according to a press release issued by the Cuban permanent mission in that city.
During the next four weeks, Cuba will be responsible for coordinating the Group of 21 (G-21) within the CD, on which occasion it will increase its efforts to strengthen and energize the Conference and preserve the importance of the forum for progress on issues relating to disarmament, including the nuclear issue.
Cuba calls for multilateralism and solidarity as the only effective tools for contributing to international peace and development based on unrestricted respect for the principles and purposes of the UN Charter.
This international event is taking place in an international context characterized, as President Miguel Diaz-Canel pointed out, by aggressive and unilateral behavior regarding problems essential to the future of humanity.
The Conference on Disarmament is a multilateral negotiating forum. It was founded in 1979 as a result of the first Special Session on Disarmament of the UN General Assembly which took place in 1978.