The Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Delcy Rodríguez, presented on Tuesday the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Switzerland. During the session of the second cycle of UPR, the Foreign Minister underscored the promotion, protection, and guarantee of human rights of the Venezuelan people, enshrined in the National Constitution and the Bolivarian Government led by President Nicolás Maduro.
Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations, Rafael Ramirez, urged the United States to put an end to the economic and commercial blockade against Cuba, an isolation policy that has lasted more than five decades. During the session held at the UN General Assembly to promote a resolution against the financial embargo imposed on Cuba, Ramirez affirmed that “the defeat of the blockade is the moral and political victory of the people of this Caribbean island”
The Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Rafael Ramírez, denounced the difficult economic situation in Palestine as a result of Israel’s illegal occupation which violates the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations demanded the end to inequality and sexual violence against women and girls during armed conflicts; this in occasion of the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace, and Security.
The Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the UN, Ambassador Rafael Ramírez, denounced at the UN General Assembly First Committee Debate, which dealt with issues related to disarmament, the transfer of weapons to non-State groups, including terrorist groups in different parts of the world.
Yesterday, 19 October 2016, well-known promoters of violence and guarimbas that shrouded our country in mourning back in 2014 by taking part in the unconstitutional attempts to overthrow the legitimate Government of Venezuela mounted an attack with a series of FALSE accusations against me and the leading company of our country, PETRÓLEOS DE VENEZUELA, S.A. These opposition figures, as it is their practice, act in a blatant display of total irresponsibility and lie shamelessly to put forward a smear campaign of moral lynching against the leaders of the Bolivarian Revolution, the State institutions, and evidently against the administration of Commander Hugo Chávez and nowadays against that of President Nicolás Maduro.
Venezuela, in its capacity as President of the Non-Aligned Movement, took the floor at the United Nations Open Debate of the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question and urged the Government of Israel to stop its illegal policies against the people of Palestine, which contravene the humanitarian law and the human right law, as well as the UN relevant resolutions.
Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations participated last Monday in the General Debate of the UN General Assembly Second Committee, where he stated that capitalism continues to cause imbalances worldwide.
Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela, during his intervention in general debate of the first commission on nuclear weapons of the General Assembly of the UN, assured that two world nuclear powers have more than 1500 nuclear warheads, which may cause a damage equivalent to 10 thousand nuclear bombs similar to Hiroshima’s.
The Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Rafael Ramírez, assured at UN Security Council Open Debate on the United Nations Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will continue to support the strengthening of institutionalism of the people and government of Haiti.
"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"