The day before, speaking at the second moment of the debate on the Sustainable Development Goals of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the head of state called for renouncing selfishness and working together to transform the current unjust international order.
Every September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace, instituted by the United Nations General Assembly, which promotes non-violence and a 24-hour ceasefire.
This year the focus is on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to help recovering, fostering resilience and transforming the planet into a more egalitarian, just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable and healthy one.
In particular, the UN notes that the health emergency hits disadvantaged and marginalized groups hardest, as revealed by the extent of vaccination against the disease.
In April 2021, despite the fact that more than 687 million doses of the immunogen had been administered, around 100 countries did not receive any; moreover, people trapped in war conflicts were the most vulnerable in terms of lack of access to health care.
The Cuban president denounced that an unjust and undemocratic international order is the cause of the inequalities and exclusion faced by the great majorities, and added that as long as it prevails, the noblest goals will remain a chimera.