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Venezuela will take over the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council

2016-01-29

Venezuela will take over the presidency of the United Nations Security Council on 01 February, being this the only body of the United Nations whose decisions, in accordance with dispositions of the Charter of the United Nations, must be complied with by the member States.
 
Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, will lead, during this month, the activities that take place in this body of the United Nations, in charge of ensuring the maintenance of international peace and security, in accordance with the principles of justice and international law.
 
This will be the fifth opportunity for the country to occupy this position at the Security Council, and the first one in the framework of the Bolivarian Revolution.
 
Venezuela joined this body of the United Nations, thanks to the votes of 181 member States, for a two-year term, until 31 December 2016.
 
Venezuela, as a member of the Security Council, has followed the principles of solidarity, non-interference in the internal affairs of other nations, and the respect to the sovereignty of States. Moreover, it has condemned the use of violence as a means to oppress the peoples.


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