Security Council holds closed meetings on Thursday
Additionally, under the category of other issues, the current situation in Guinea-Bissau was discussed as well as a proposed trip for the Security Council trip to West Africa.
This was announced by Rafael Ramirez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, in his capacity as President of the Security Council during the month of February.
Concering the UNRCCA, Ramirez said that members of the Security Council expressed their commitment and support for the work that Petko Draganov, Special Representative of the Secretary General, has done for the organization, and the need to prevent conflicts concerning the situation in Afghanistan and the Daesh activity in the Middle East.
With regards to the report of the Committee on Sudan (Darfur), of which Ambassador Ramirez is president, he said that during a lengthy discussion the members of the Security Council expressed their disagreement between the national positions of some of the representatives.
Among the topics discussed concerning other matters, a report was received from Taye Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs in the United Nations, who provided information about the political situation in Guinea-Bissau.
Ramirez indicated that a request to hold a meeting with the Permanent Representative of Guinea-Bissau to the United Nations was proposed and establish contact with Antonio Patriota, Permanent Representative of Brazil, who chairs the Peacebuilding Commission, to get their perspective on the political situation in the country.
"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"