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


The United Nations Seminar of Decolonization opened in Managua today


Rafael Ramírez, in his capacity as Chair of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, opened today the Pacific Regional Seminar on the Implementation of the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism in the city of Managua, Nicaragua. The seminar will deal with the necessary commitments and measures to take to decolonize the existing non-self-governing territories.

Ramirez thanked the hospitality of the Government of Commander Daniel Ortega, who has hosted for the second time this event for decolonization and self-determination of the peoples.

“We are determined to turn this seminar into a point of inflexion for the process carried out by the Committee to become, from this moment on, an instrument of change in favor of decolonization. Now it is the time to act so the dreams of self-determination become a reality and the end of the Decade also reflects the end of the reprehensive colonial situations”.

The Chairman of the Committee announced that a series of activities will be held with the purpose of disseminating the efforts of the Committee in order to allow the right to self-determination of the people and to keep the need to put an end to colonialism.

On the other hand, Ramirez asked the participants to join him in a minute of silence for Muhamed Abdelaziz, Secretary General of the Polisario Front and President of the Saharawi Republic, who passed away today.