Foreign Minister presented second Universal Periodic Review at the UN
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.
"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"