Speaking at the V Forum for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, Rivas spoke on the asymmetrical dialogue table on natural disasters and climate change in the Caribbean. And the Caribbean (ECLAC).
The Cuban Deputy Minister stressed that this initiative is at the center of the debate in the Caribbean and the regional efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda.
Costa Rica hosts the V Forum, hosting ECLAC’s Pro Tempore Presidency from August 2020 until next October.
“Most of the small island developing states and middle-income countries have the unreasonable dilemma of being the region that experiences the effects of climate change most strongly and makes the least contribution to it,” he said.
At a recent international conference on funding for the reconstruction of the southern peninsula of Haiti, Rivas said Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Connell pointed to the responsibility and moral obligations of the international community to change the situation. Haitian people.
Similarly, he continued, Díaz-Canel pointed out the importance of providing substantial and uninteresting cooperation not only for the reconstruction of certain areas, but also for the full promotion of sustainable development throughout Haiti.
The Deputy Minister extended the call of the President of Cuba to all the Caribbean countries, and its transformational recovery will require double effort and international support to bridge the gaps of other countries in the region and strengthen their backsliding on the outside world. Traumas such as Govt-19 epidemic and climate change.
In this regard, Rivas pointed out that “Cuba continues to support the development of its Caribbean brethren and, through South-South and Triangular Cooperation, reaffirms its commitment and commitment, in addition to the North-South, without sharing the rest. Cooperation” with the South.
He pointed out that in the face of epidemiological and health emergencies in the sub-region, his country would continue to provide medical cooperation and support for vaccinating Caribbean people against Govt-19, as well as providing counseling and the Cuban vaccine, Abdola, Soperana 02. And Soberana Plus.
In the face of the effects of climate change, Cuba will prioritize its modest resources and capabilities, mainly in terms of disaster risk reduction, in the framework of cooperation with the United Nations in the period 2020-2024 and the National Plan for Economic and Social Development until 2030.
The transformational recovery for resilience, inclusive and sustainable development in the Caribbean is an important issue and cannot wait, he said.
“With Cuba they can always be counted on and we hope that our call will contribute to the international community and our regional partners understanding the urgency of the issue,” he praised.
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