Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba

Year

2023

UN Body

General Assembly

Session

78

Session Type

GA Regular

Symbol

A/RES/78/7

Agenda Item

38

Country Concerned

United States

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • The resolution criticizes the United States for its economic embargo of Cuba, saying the embargo violates the UN Charter and international law, and calls for the embargo to be repealed. It contains no praise.

Main Sponsors

Cuba

Vote

Yes - 187, No - 2, Abstain - 1, Absent - 3

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Concerned about the continued promulgation and application by Member States of laws and regulations, such as that promulgated on 12 March 1996 known as “the Helms-Burton Act”, the extraterritorial effects of which affect the sovereignty of other States…"
  • "Recalling also the measures adopted by the Executive of the United States of America in 2015 and 2016 to modify several aspects of the application of the embargo, which contrast with the measures applied since 2017 to reinforce its implementation."
  • "Concerned that, since the adoption of its resolutions…the economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba is still in place…"
  • "Reiterates its call upon all States to refrain from promulgating and applying laws and measures of the kind referred to in the preamble to the present resolution, in conformity with their obligations under the Charter of the United Nations and international law…"
  • "Once again urges States that have and continue to apply such laws and measures to take the steps necessary to repeal or invalidate them as soon as possible in accordance with their legal regime."

Full Vote

  • Yes187

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  • No2

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  • Abstain1

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