Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (C-24) on the 56th Anniversary of the Declaration
14 December 2016 marks the fifty-sixth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, which was adopted as General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960.
On Monday, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela voted against a UN Security Council resolution proposed by Spain and New Zealand, for considering the text does not reflect the reality on the ground, in the Syrian city of Eastern Aleppo.
Venezuela expresses its affection and solidarity to Cuba for the physical departure of Commander Fidel Castro Ruz
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, on behalf of the Government and the people of Venezuela expresses, on this day of pain, all his affection and solidarity to the President of Cuba, Raúl Castro Ruz, to Dalia, his sons, family, people and Government of the sister Republic of Cuba, before the physical departure of Commander Fidel Castro Ruz, historical leader of the Cuban Revolution and founder father of the new Latin American and Caribbean history, undoubtedly the most important American in history of the twentieth century and example of generations for all time. Commander Fidel Castro Ruz was and will forever be the Martian and Bolivarian giant who started a change of era and showed, with certainty and loyalty to his ideals, the way of building the humanist and socialist project in our Great Homeland.
President Nicolas Maduro Moros, on behalf of the Government and the people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, would like to convey his most heartfelt sympathies for the passing of our brother Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, who in life was Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the Organization of American States and Vice-minister of Foreign Affairs for North America.
This Tuesday, the Minister of People's Power for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Delcy Rodriguez, said on her twitter account @DrodriguezVen that the Venezuelan far-right leader Henrique Capriles Radonski "shamelessly lies and offends by falsifying public documents to deceive the public opinion". The diplomat stated that it is "absolutely false that the Foreign Ministry of Venezuela has issued diplomatic passports to citizens that do not comply with the regulations."
Rafael Ramirez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations took the floor on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to express concern about the selectivity criteria used to address human rights matters in specific countries, for considering it a tool for political purposes that breaches the principles of universality, impartiality, objectivity and non-selectivity.
Delcy Rodríguez, Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, held a meeting on Friday with Mr. Edmond Mulet, Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations, to discuss matters of importance to Venezuela.
In a direct contact through Radio Miraflores, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, congratulated the delegation that represented the country at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council, held in Geneva, Switzerland. From the Presidential House, The President of Venezuela took pride for the presentation of the Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez; the Minister for Indigenous People, Aloha Núñez, the Minister For Women’s Affairs and Gender Equality, Blanca Eekhout; the Minister for Corrective Services, Iris Varela; the Minister of Public Health, Luisana Melo; and the Executive Secretary of Venezuela to the Human Rights Council, Larry Davoe.
The Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Delcy Rodríguez, presented on Tuesday the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Switzerland. During the session of the second cycle of UPR, the Foreign Minister underscored the promotion, protection, and guarantee of human rights of the Venezuelan people, enshrined in the National Constitution and the Bolivarian Government led by President Nicolás Maduro.
Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations, Rafael Ramirez, urged the United States to put an end to the economic and commercial blockade against Cuba, an isolation policy that has lasted more than five decades. During the session held at the UN General Assembly to promote a resolution against the financial embargo imposed on Cuba, Ramirez affirmed that “the defeat of the blockade is the moral and political victory of the people of this Caribbean island”
"United Nations, now, in the 21st Century and for the third millennium, should focus all of its efforts, to the utmost, on moral, intellectual, scientific, social, cultural, economic and financial order, in the fight against the demons of hunger, poverty and death that scourge our planet."
"We will take with us to the UN a voice that repudiates terrorism and speaks out in favour of world peace; that respects the sovereignty of peoples and has the credit of the 181 countries who voted for us, not as an imperialist power that conquers peoples, but with our Bolivarian vision of peace and the right to exist."
"We must speak clearly and firmly on this point: during the United Nations’ 70 years of existence, the Palestinian people have faced a constant lack of respect for the most basic rights, and it is shameful that this organisation has known about the situation since it was founded and to date no political solution to the conflict has been reached"
"Venezuela will now, more than ever, be an active voice in the defence of the sovereign equality of nations; in particular of the inalienable rights of the peoples of the South to development and peace"