Anayansi Rodriguez, Cuba´s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), spoke on debate on Item 138 of the agenda of the world organization entitled Improvement of the UN financial situation.
In her speech, the diplomat thanked the recognition received by Cuba, together with other 42 countries, by having met all its financial obligations to the UN, which is only one of its signs of commitment to multilateralism and the values and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
According to CubaMinrex website, Rodriguez also stressed that the Caribbean island faces the obstacles and sacrifices imposed by the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States, which affects, hinders and sometimes impedes the payment of Cuba's quotas to the UN and other international organizations.
She pointed out that the withholding of payments by USA, its largest contributor, negatively affects the full compliance with the mandates that the Security Council has agreed for Peacekeeping Operations, thus making the UN to maintain large debts with the countries that contribute troops, many of them in development and that the surplus balances of operations already closed to the nations that belong to them are not returned.
Rodriguez also denounced the financial blackmail to which the UN is subjected by the United States, and referred to how that country benefits from the main distortion in the methodology for the calculation of the scales of quotas, while obtaining juicy profits by the business that many of their companies make with the UN and by hosting it in their territory.
However, she noted, they intend to impose their will on the rest of the membership and reduce the amount of the fee to pay, which is much less than what should be according to the principle of payment capacity.