Ramírez: Host countries for police contingencies must not be under UN tutelage forever
“This is an issue that is closely linked to the sovereignty of the countries that host peace missions. These countries cannot be supervised by the United Nations forever” affirmed Ramírez.
Ramírez praised the actions of the MINUSTAH mission that worked in Haiti, highlighting the significant initiative of incorporating local personnel to the contingents in order to guarantee interaction with the civilian population.
“One of the main challenges of this mission was to recruit national personnel with a vocation to serve, with a respect for human rights and the rule of law who were not vulnerable to becoming involved with organized crime and international crime.”
On the issue of gender equality of the personnel in police forces, Ramírez noted the importance of including women, above all for the protection of other women and children who are the main victims of sexual abuse in conflicts.
"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"