On Friday, the United Nations Security Council approved resolution 2268, submitted by Russia and the United States, to support the peace process in Syria.
Rafael Ramirez, president of the United Nations Security Council, met with the press after holding closed consultations to assess the humanitarian issue in Syria.
On Monday, the United Nations Security Council held a meeting to review the research being conducted by the Joint Investigative Mechanism on the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the violence committed by elements of the Shilluk and Dinka communities, which erupted in the protection of civilians site in Malakal, South Sudan on February 17 and continued on February 18, resulting in over 18 deaths and 50 injured
Rafael Ramirez, in his capacity as Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations Security Council, expressed Venezuela’s concern over the continued presence of Al-Shabaab and the attacks produced by this group against the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), the national forces and especially to civilians.
Rafael Ramirez, acting as President of the United Nations Security Council, said that the members of this UN body expressed concern about the continuing tensions within the African Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde, and between national institutions of Guinea Bissau.
The President of the United Nations Security Council, Rafael Ramirez, said that the members of this body of the UN are convinced that it is necessary to have a political, peaceful and negotiated solution in Yemen.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez chaired open debate in the United Nations Security Council
Delcy Rodríguez, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, presided over the ministerial open debate at the United Nations Security Council on compliance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the organization, with regards to Venezuela's presidency of that body of the UN.
On Monday, the headquarters of the United Nations (UN), located in New York, USA, served as a concert hall for the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, led by Venezuela’s own Gustavo Dudamel.
Rafael Ramirez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, classified the sanctions unilaterally imposed by some countries for political purposes as illegitimate, considering them outside the international law and the UN Charter.
"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"