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Foreign Minister presented second Universal Periodic Review at the UN

2016-11-01

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.

Rodríguez stated that Venezuela has experienced a series of attacks in recent years that have tried to alter and undermine the progressive character of the Venezuelan model; “the attacks against the human rights revolution in Venezuela have intensified through a multifaceted destabilization process”.

The representative of the homeland of Bolivar added that the current Venezuelan model of fundamental rights is “profoundly irreversible” being the citizens the main protectors.

She denounced the serious situation in the world related to the capitalist model and its methods of cooperation that destroy States, nations, and rule of law, constituting a grave threat to the governability and will of the peoples. In this context, she called for a global campaign in defense of the States.

The Bolivarian Diplomacy proves, once again, that the State has turned Venezuela into an international point of reference on human rights, and it has been recognized by international organizations such as FAO, UNDP, UNESCO, ECLAC, among others.

The Foreign Minister was accompanied by the Minister of Prison Services, Ms. Iris Varela; the Vice-president of the National Electoral Council, Sandra Oblitas; the Minister for Women’s Affairs, Blanca Eekhout; a magistrate from the Supreme Court of Justice, Francia Coello; the Minister of People’s Power for Indigenous People, Aloha Núñez; the Attorney General, Reinaldo Muñoz, the Executive Secretary of the National Council on Human Rights, Larry Devoe; the Vice Attorney General, Alis Raquel Boscán; the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations in Geneva, among other personalities.


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