Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez chaired open debate in the United Nations Security Council
In this open debate, led by Foreign Minister Rodriguez, was attended by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who thanked Venezuela for incorporating this important topic of discussion within the Security Council.
Rodriguez said that Venezuela's initiative to raise this issue for discussion was generated by the need to uncover the current forms of violation of one of the principles of the founding document of this body, the United Nations Charter, as well as the interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states.
"The United Nations Charter would become the first multilateral international legal agreement that expressly prohibits, in a definitive way, using war as an instrument of foreign policy," said the Foreign Minister Rodriguez during her speech.
Similarly, she added that the most important pillar, on which rests the foundation for international peace and security, is International Law and the obligation of the States to seek a world that is fair and just.
Rodriguez addressed the issue of the Palestinian occupation in the Middle East and its impact on peace and security, a situation that continues unresolved after a 70 years history and one that has more than 90 Security Council resolutions.
"While developing countries have been championing the validity and strict adherence to the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter, some of the most developed have committed to acting otherwise, encouraging unilateral acts of aggression, constantly driven by the capitalist control of natural resources, attached to colonial and neocolonial strategies and practices, all of which have worsened the socio-economic inequalities, discrimination, bigotry, interferences and violations of the right to self-determination. Paradoxically, they invade, assassinate, pay for mercenaries, occupy territories, infringing on the sovereignty and self-determination of peoples in the name of democracy and human rights," she emphasized.
Another element incorporated by Foreign Minister Rodriguez, is the implementation of Unconventional Warfare that seeks to deny countries the sovereignty through governmental vulnerability.
"Coups take on new forms, due to governmental weakness caused by the meddling of these powers outside international law in line with undemocratic and violent internal factors that promote hatred and intolerance," affirms Rodriguez.
To conclude her speech, the Foreign Minister reiterate what the President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro, said during his speech at the UN General Assembly on the need to adapt and undergo general sovereignty.
"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"