The United Nations Seminar of Decolonization opened in Managua today
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.
"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"