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.
This Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council held an Open Debate to reassess the situation in the Middle East, including the occupation of Palestine by Israel, a conflict that has a history of over 70 years.
Chávez worked with sincere interest, friendship and Bolivarian willingness for peace in Colombia: Ramírez
The United Nations Security Council unanimously passed a resolution approving an unarmed UN Mission to act as mediator to put a seal on the definitive peace process in the Colombian conflict, which has lasted 50 years.
Rafael Ramírez Venezuela is committed to Libyan political agreement for a permanent solution to the conflict
This Wednesday the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a Resolution supporting the application of the agreement signed on 17th December this year in Morocco, seeking a definitive solution to the armed conflict in Libya.
During a meeting of the United Nations Security Council held this Thursday, Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela at this multilateral forum highlighted the unity and teamwork done to pass Resolution 2253/2015 to prevent and supress the financing of terrorism.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will become the Chair of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonisation next year for the 2016-2017 period; this body is responsible for examining the application of the Declaration on Decolonisation and making recommendations regarding its application.
On Friday, at a Security Council meeting on the integrated strategy for the Sahel, Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations emphasised that "Venezuela has already expressed its concern to this body about armed violence, the spread of terrorism, and the destruction of the Libyan State’s capacities that resulted from the military intervention of 2011, which has generated instability in the sub region and other areas of the world”.
At the Open Debate of the Security Council last Tuesday, Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, emphasised that "the sovereignty of every country resides in its people” in reference to the fact that this United Nations body cannot establish a political and institutional model to accompany development models.
Before a session of the United Nations Security Council held on Friday, the Permanent Representative of Venezuela, Rafael Ramírez, emphasised that the success of peace missions depends to a large extent on actions intended to protect civilians, guarantee the rule of law and transfer responsibilities and competencies to the host country.
At a United Nations Security Council session held this Thursday, the Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Rafael Ramírez, rejected the decision of the Tripoli court to sentence Saif Gaddafi, son of the Libyan leader Muamar Gaddafi, to death.
"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"