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Cuba is committed to the water-related targets proposed on the 2030 Agenda

New York, 18 March 2021. Inés María Chapman Waugh, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, ratified Cuba´s commitment to continue working to meet the targets proposed on the 2030 Agenda, during the virtual high-level meeting on the implementation of the water-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda, to be held today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Even though Cuba has made progress, Chapman Waugh referred to the challenges stemming from its status as a Small Island Developing State and the criminal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the government of the United States, which, she underscored, “is the main obstacle to achieving better results and limits the access of our country to external financing, new technologies and other capacities in this area”.

The Cuban Deputy Prime Minister also highlighted that on the path towards the implementation of the National Plan of Economic and Social Development until 2030, which includes the Comprehensive Program of Hydraulic Development, Cuba has met two of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 indicators (SDG 6), as a result of the expertise of our specialists; the active participation of institutions, universities and research centers; the contribution of science and innovation; industrial capacity development; and the valuable support of international cooperation.

Chapman Waugh stated that the Cuban Constitution recognizes the right to access to water and sanitation for all, based on public policies and the Inland Water Act, which mandates its integrated and sustainable management as a strategic issue for the country.

Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations

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