Permanent Mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations


Over 50 organizations participated at UN Special Committee on Decolonization on Puerto Rico


As part of the agenda of the United Nations Committee on Decolonization, a session to discuss the situation of Puerto Rico was held on Monday, even though this territory is not part of the list of Non-Self-Governing territories.
Following the established regulations, this session counted with the participation of 58 organizations that had the opportunity to raise their voices on the existing colonial situation between the United States of America and the Free Associated State of Puerto Rico.
The Governor of Puerto Rico, Mr. Alejandro Garcia Padilla, was the first person to take the floor and request the United Nations mediation in the current situation of the Island of Borinquen while urging the United States to promptly release Oscar Lopez Rivera, who has been held captive in the North American country for over 30 years for his fight for the independence of Puerto Rico.