UN to vote against blockade for 18th year
News from Cuba | Monday, 26 October 2009
On Wednesday 28 October the United Nations General Assembly is expected to vote on a resolution condemning the United States blocakde of Cuba.
It is likely to be passed overwhelmingly, as it has been for the last seventeen years.
In 2008, the vote was 185 for and 3 against, with only the US, Israel and Palau voting against. -3
This year the vote will take place with a new US administration, but it is expected that President Obama will instruct the US to vote in favour of continuing the blockade.
The Secretary-General has prepared a public report that catalogues what UN members and UN organisations say about the blockade which can be downloaded below.
This document is a powerful reminder that the US blockade is condemned internationally.
- Read the Cuban report to the UN on the effects of the blockade
- Read the responses of other UN member states to the blockade