Latin America was victim of mass forced disappearances during the military dictatorships supported by the United States
The United Nations General Assembly held this Friday a special session to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance with the participation of Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations.
Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, affirmed during an open debate of the United Nations Security Council that the expansion of terrorism has increased due to interventionism and aggressions of foreign Powers.
NAM: Promotion of international peace and security should remain a key priority in the agenda of the United Nations
Rafael Ramirez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, took the floor on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement to express that the protection and promotion of international peace and security should remain a priority of the United Nations; this in occasion of the UN General Assembly High-Level Dialogue on Building Sustainable Peace for All.
Special Communique: Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-People's Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP)
The Permanent Representations of the members of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas – People’s Trade Treaty accredited to the United Nations welcome the decision made on 17 January 2017 of commuting the sentence to Oscar Lopez Rivera, leader for the independence of Puerto Rico.
The Group of 77 and China reiterates its rejection to the latest decision of the Government of the United States of America to renew its unilateral sanctions against the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on January 13th 2017, under the Executive Order signed by President Barack Obama, which declares "a national emergency with respects to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela".
Special Committee on Decolonization: Communiqué on the commutation of the sentence of Oscar López Rivera
The Special Committee on Decolonization welcomes and shares Puerto Rico’s joy over the release of independence leader Oscar López Rivera thanks to the united struggle and solidarity of the Puerto Rican people joined by various international personalities including Pope Francis. After serving 35 years of a 70-year sentence, his sentence has been commuted by decision of the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.
The United Nations Security Council held its first Open Debate of the year on Tuesday, to discuss the prevention of conflicts and sustainable peace. This debate had the participation of the new Secretary-General of the organization, Mr. António Guterres.
The United Nations Security Council held an open debate on Tuesday on Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations, in which the Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Ambassador Rafael Ramirez, linked the proliferation of this crime to the increase of extremist and terrorist groups which use this as source of financing for their criminal activities.
During the UN Security Council session held on Friday to discuss the report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, the Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the UN, Rafael Ramirez, questioned the lack of progress on this long-lasting conflict.
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.
"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"