In occasion of the plenary meeting of Foreign Ministers at the XVII Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javat Zarif, underscored the importance of strengthening the multilateral organization and continue to "focus on the decision-making architecture towards peace". The Irani diplomat called to keep working together with all the member States of the multilateral organization to build a better world where the fundamental rights of the peoples, independence, and sovereignty of the nations are respected.
In the framework of the XVII Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the Permanent Representative to the UN, Rafael Ramirez, pointed out that this organization of developing countries is the most important in the world after the United Nations, and it constitutes an extraordinary arena to transmit the policies and principles of the Bolivarian Revolution.
The Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Delcy Rodriguez, said regarding the opening on Tuesday of the XVII NAM Summit that Venezuela is marking a milestone in the history of international geopolitics.
The Foreign Minsters of the Non-Aligned Movement will continue on Friday with the deliberations that started last Tuesday 13, in the framework of the XVII Summit of the movement, held in Margarita Island, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela.
Senior officials´ technical meetings marking the beginning of the 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on Margarita Island began on Tuesday under the slogan of “United for the path of peace.”
Rafael Ramírez recognized the work and commitment of Commander Chávez in the Colombian peace process
The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted on Tuesday a resolution to define the dimensions of the UN Political Mission that will support the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army (FARC).
Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations, denounced to the UN Security Council the imprisonment of over 400 Palestinian children in Israeli facilities.
The Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Mr. Rafael Ramírez, stated that until now there has been no progress with the return of MINURSO (United Nations Mission for the referendum in Western Sahara) staff that was expelled by the Government of Morocco last March.
The Homeland Plan for the term 2013-2019 is 95% in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, according to the statement of the Vice-president for Planning, Mr. Ricardo Menendez, at the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development that took place this Wednesday in New York.
The XVII Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) will be held next September in Margarita Island, Venezuela, where the country will take over the presidency of the group.
"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"