Venezuela catagorically rejects the declarations of the UN Secretary-General’s spokesperson as ‘meddlesome’
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expressed its categorical rejection of this statement, made on behalf of the High Commissioner for human rights, as it constitutes a violation of the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter and of Resolution 48/141 of the General Assembly that establishes the creation of this position, which requires objective, impartial, non-selective treatment, without manipulation or politically motivated ideas on the subject of Human Rights.
The declarations made by the Spokesperson for the Secretary General weaken the institutional credibility of the Human Rights Council insofar as they prejudice the institutional operation of a member country of this organisation, and surpass the mechanisms established therein, such as the Universal Periodic Review and the organs of the treaties.
Venezuela reiterates its permanent disposition to maintain constructive dialogue, based on respect, via the corresponding channels to tackle and contribute to the promotion of human rights throughout the world.
"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"