President Maduro: Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace triumphs at the UN over threats
The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, said that the Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace triumphed with the entry of Venezuela to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations Organization (UN).
¡Victoria en la ONU! Con 105 votos a favor Venezuela ingresa como país libre y soberano al Consejo de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas. Por encima de las amenazas triunfó nuestra Diplomacia Bolivariana de Paz y la libre autodeterminación de los pueblos. ¡Viva la Patria! pic.twitter.com/5gwFcCuv7d
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) October 17, 2019
Venezuela was elected along with Brazil by the member states of the General Assembly to join the UN Council for Latin America and the Caribbean. The other nation that disputed a seat was Costa Rica, which only got 96 votes.
The UN Human Rights Council, created in 2006, is made up of 13 seats for Africa, 13 for Asia Pacific, eight for Latin America and the Caribbean, seven for Western Europe and six for Eastern Europe.
Latin America and the Caribbean were responsible for renewing this year two of the eight seats, with Brazil (reelected) and Cuba being the countries to which membership is expired.