19 | 09 | 2019

In the framework provided by the 41st session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, a representation of Venezuelan social movements and organizations met Thursday in Geneva with Patricia Varela Benzo, member of the Special Rapporteurship for Extreme Poverty, with the purpose of denouncing the effects of the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the government of the United States to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The meeting was propitious for the Venezuelan delegation to share a set of information related to the situation of Human Rights in the Latin American country, and to request an assessment of the impact of these measures on the fundamental rights of Venezuelans.

The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) signed a framework cooperation agreement on Wednesday, which will contribute to improve the access to drinking water in terms of quantity, continuity and quality in the vulnerable communities of the Latin American country.

This agreement promotes the fulfillment of the cooperation program between the national Executive and Unicef ​​2015-2019, prioritizing and identifying the areas of water, hygiene and sanitation with greater vulnerability in Venezuela.

“I want to ratify the commitment of the revolutionary government that I preside and of the Bolivarian forces of Venezuela with the dialogue in Norway, with the construction of a permanent dialogue and solutions board”.

This was stated by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, during a working day in which he gave a summary of the Mission Venezuela Bella.

Peace and dialogue, framed in the Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace, set the objectives of the tour of the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, for countries in Europe, whose governments expressed their support for the mechanism of Oslo, Norway, a measure that seeks to generate a peaceful and democratic solution to the political situation in Venezuela.

During a press conference offered to the media from the Yellow House “Antonio José de Sucre”, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, announced that given the refusal and disinterest of the United States government to accept Turkey as Protective State of diplomatic premises, assets and interests of Venezuelans in their country, Americans residing in Venezuelan territory can not enjoy protection.

This after the agreement of protection proposed between both countries, which included Switzerland as a State protecting the assets of the United States in Venezuela, and the Republic of Turkey as a protective State of Venezuela in the United States, all framed in the provisions of Article 45 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

As all the peoples of the world have witnessed for a while; the US and EU Imperialists continue their attacks, economic and political blockades and repressions against the people of Venezuela and their legitimate president Nicolas Maduro, elected by a great majority. As a response to these attacks, the struggle and resistance of Venezuelan people and working class also continues. This struggle, at the same time, is the common struggle of all peoples who are exposed to exploitations, repressions and interventions implemented by imperialist forces. And from this aspect, the struggle of the people and working class of Venezuela is an international struggle.

One of the critical duties of Class Oriented Union Movement is to be in solidarity with all the peoples of the world who have been targets of attacks planned and implemented by Imperialists, Zionists and other exploitive forces. World Federation of Trade Union (WFTU) and its sectoral organization TUI Transport have always fulfilled this duty and will continue to do so.

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of relations between the People’s Republic of China and Venezuela, stressed that these relations have been strengthened after the arrival of Commander Hugo Chávez.

In an act that took place at the Miraflores Palace, President Maduro stressed that in the last 20 years a profound stage of brotherhood, of a government-to-government approach that has been consolidated, has begun.

On an official visit to the Portuguese Republic, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, held a bilateral meeting on Friday in Lisbon with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the European country, Augusto Santos Silva.

The meeting was propitious for both diplomats to address joint issues of the existing relations between the two nations.

The Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations (UN), Samuel Moncada, rejected the inclusion of the topic “The Responsibility to Protect and Prevent Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes against Humanity”, on the agenda of the UN General Assembly, because it is an instrument that violates the sovereignty of States.

“As a nation, we have been the target of attacks by the same colonial powers that perverted the notion of responsibility to protect in order to loot our national assets and apply economic terrorism against our people”, said the Venezuelan diplomat from the UN General Assembly.

This Thursday, the Eastern Republic of Uruguay withdrew itself from the 49th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) that is being held in Medellin, Colombia, after ignoring the representative of Juan Guaidó – deputy of the National Assembly in contempt – sent to the meeting.

“Venezuela left the OAS on April 27, after two years since its denunciation made in 2017, to the Organization’s Charter. Therefore, Uruguay understood that the presence of a delegation supposedly representing the government of a country that has withdrawn itself from the Organization – and that is not recognized by half of the OAS membership – lacks legitimacy, violates its legal regulations and sets a very grave precedent for the future of the Organization, seriously undermining the credibility of the Organization’s General Secretariat”, said a statement issued this afternoon by the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry.

This Wednesday, the president of the National Commission for Refugees (Conare), Juan Carlos Alemán, revealed that “from this July first will start the thirty days trial period, for a new card, which will serve as identification for Refugees in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela”, these statements were issued during the commemoration of World Refugee Day.

“This new form of document is part of the progress in international human rights that is developed in the country and will be delivered to 50 families”, said the President of Conare.

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