Movement of Non-Aligned Countries raises the flags of multilateralism and peace

During the Plenary Meeting of the 108th International Labor Conference, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in the exercise of the presidency of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (NAM), raised the banners of Multilateralism and Peace, and rejected the imposition of coercive unilateral measures against developing countries.

The Declaration of the NAM was delivered by the Permanent Representative Ambassador of Venezuela, Jorge Valero. This organization, the most comprehensive in the world after the United Nations, and which brings together 120 countries, called on the International Labor Organization (ILO) to include in its Centennial Declaration the strengthening of multilateralism, call for peace and demand States refrain from applying Unilateral Coercive Measures.

The Venezuelan diplomat said in his speech, before the plenary session of the Ministers of Labor of the NAM, that the Movement condemns the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories, as well as the Syrian Golan, which suffers the highest rates of unemployment and violations of human rights on the part of Israel, the occupying power.

The NAM also stressed in its statement the “importance of social protection in the global agenda for development, in order to combat poverty, inequality and social exclusion and achieve universal rights that guarantee to live with health and dignity” added the Bolivarian diplomat.

The International Labor Conference (ILC) meets in the city of Geneva from June 10 to 21, 2019. The ILC is the forum for the discussion of fundamental social and labor issues of the International Labor Organization. In 2019, the ILO, the oldest specialized agency of the United Nations, will commemorate its 100th anniversary.

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