The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela categorically rejects the approval by the US Congress of the extension of the unilateral, illegal and in violation of international law sanctions, which the United States maintains over our country.
This Thursday, the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization hosted its last substantive session, and informed that this subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly will hold a special meeting in the near future to discuss the issue of Western Sahara.
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, in the name of the Venezuelan people and government, forcefully condemns the terrorist attack which occurred in the airport of Istanbul yesterday, and extends his condolences and solidarity to the government of Turkey, the Turkish people and especially to the family and friends of the dozens of victims of this terrible and reprehensible incident.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejects the interventionist declarations made yesterday by the President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, in the framework of the North American Leaders Summit held in Ottawa.
The Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Delcy Rodriguez Gomez, took part in the Special Session of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) convened by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to present the progress made in the dialogue process between the Government and representatives of the opposition parties, accompanied by Spanish president José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
As part of the agenda of the United Nations Committee on Decolonization, a session to discuss the situation of Puerto Rico was held on Monday, even though this territory is not part of the list of Non-Self- Governing territories.
The delegation of Cuba to the United Nations presented a draft resolution that was later adopted by consensus, in which it claims for the need of the United Nations General Assembly to address the situation in Puerto Rico and to request the release of Oscar Lopez Rivera.
The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization discussed the issue of Western Sahara, last African territory included in the agenda of said body, which is currently waiting to hold a referendum that allows its people to exert their right to self-determination.
Venezuela defends the right to self-determination of the peoples at the UN Seminar on Decolonization
In the framework of the Regional Seminar on Decolonization, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela raised its voice against colonial situations that still persist in the XXI century, and defended the right to self-determination of the peoples.
Rafael Ramírez, in his capacity as Chair of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, opened today the Pacific Regional Seminar on the Implementation of the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism in the city of Managua, Nicaragua. The seminar will deal with the necessary commitments and measures to take to decolonize the existing non-self-governing territories.
"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"