Date: September 17, 2023 Time: 05:11:02
In the final declaration adopted at the end of the summit, its participants stated that they rejected any “form of coercive economic measures, including unilateral sanctions against developing countries.”
“We declare the urgent need for its immediate abolition,” the document underlines. The group noted that such coercive measures violate the principles of international law and the UN Charter. Furthermore, restrictive measures have a negative impact on the scientific and technological development of these states.
Summit participants also drew attention to the fact that any restrictive measures negatively affect the ability to exercise human rights. Sanctions prevent developing countries from accessing humanitarian and medical assistance.
The summit, which is being held for the first time in Havana, will be held on September 15 and 16. The parties plan to discuss measures to support developing countries, as well as reforms of international financial institutions.