President Maduro highlights before the Human Rights Council the report of the UN Rapporteur on the impact of the UCM in Venezuela
During his telematic participation this Monday in the high-level segment of the 46th session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN), the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, reiterated that the Venezuelan State will work decisively with the actors of this multilateral instance and that “we will not accept the interference or intervention of any inquisitive mechanism against the Venezuelan homeland.”
“Those who believe that Venezuela will reduce the cooperation achieved with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, as a consequence of these ideological provocations by a group of governments, are wrong,” he emphasized.
The Head of State updated the complaint about the imposition of more than 450 unilateral and illegal coercive measures against the Venezuelan people, which among other effects highlighted the withholding of at least 30 billion dollars in cash, which are part of the assets of the Republic abroad.
Likewise, President Maduro referred to the recent visit to the country of Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative repercussions of the Unilateral Coercive Measures (MCU), who in the conclusions of her preliminary report highlighted that the misnamed sanctions applied by the United States and the European Union, “as a deliberate tool to achieve regime change in Venezuela, they flagrantly violate international law and all universal and regional human rights instruments.”
He emphasized that the UN Rapporteur demanded the lifting of sanctions against Venezuela, the return of its assets and the guarantees of access by the Venezuelan State to resources that have been illegally frozen in the world, as well as access to the global financial system.
In relation to the serious and unexpected circumstances of COVID-19 that humanity faces, the Venezuelan president specified that they require a greater commitment from world leaders to work for a better, common and shared destiny.
The dignitary specified that Venezuela has managed to mitigate and control the pandemic through a pre-existing social policy of public health, quality and social security; the implementation of biosafety methodologies based on citizen participation, as well as on the application of complementary scientific treatments that he made available to the member States.
Finally, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reaffirmed the commitment of his management to the fulfillment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.