February 28, 2008, 1:55 p.m.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Cuba has signed two international human rights treaties committing the government to promote civil, political and economic rights.
Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque signed the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
The covenants Cuba signed Thursday at U.N. headquarters were adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1966 and develop the ideas in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Cuba is a signatory of that declaration.