Security Council passes Resolution to fight against the financing of terrorism
There is only one kind of terrorism, which must be unequivocally prevented, combatted and eliminated
Participants at this informative session included Jacob Lew, United States Secretary of the Treasury, as Chair of the Security Council; Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations; Je-Yoon Shin, President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and Finance Ministers of the Security Council member delegations.
Ramírez highlighted that “when the appropriate political will exists, the Security Council acts effectively to fulfil its mandate. We hope that this spirit prevails to address and resolve important issues that, for years, have been awaiting the attention of this body".
The Venezuelan diplomat affirmed that one of the root causes of the expansion of terrorism in recent years has been the financial support of non-state actors used as destabilising elements, in connection with military interventions and interference in the internal affairs of States.
“For our country, the suffering and high cost in human life that has been paid by the peoples of Iraq, Libya and Syria due to an expansion of the barbarity and violence of terrorist groups is unacceptable”.
Ramírez stated that Security Council action in the fight against terrorism is fundamental and emphasised the need for joint efforts on the part of the international community.
“It is important that States boldly accept the fight against this scourge by means of full compliance with the provisions of the international instruments and Resolutions both of this Security Council and of the General Assembly that forbid the transfer of weapons to, the financing and training of and providing a safe haven for terrorist groups.”
The Venezuelan diplomat referred to the evolution of these organisations in generating economic resources in occupied territories by means of the illicit sale of hydrocarbons, kidnappings, plunder of financial institutions and artefact smuggling among other actions, which make the possession of financial intelligence fundamental to push ahead in the fight against terrorism.
"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"