Management of Venezuela in the NAM revitalized the multilateral platform

Venezuela advanced in the process of revitalizing the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), during its presidency assumed during the XVII Summit of Heads of State and Government of the forum held in 2016 and culminating this October.

According to a report presented in July by the permanent representative of Venezuela to the United Nations Organization (UN), Samuel Moncada, the main objective has been to ensure that this forum and its positions of principle remain fully valid and relevant in the current international situation.

Here are details of the management of Venezuela:

  • Made more than 100 interventions on behalf of the 120 Member States of the Movement Coordination Bureau during different sessions, debates, plenary meetings and high-level events, which have taken place mainly within the framework of the United Nations.
  • At the ministerial meetings, between September 2017 and 2018, political statements were adopted on the «Promulgation and Implementation of Unilateral Coercive Measures in Violation of International Law and Human Rights of the Peoples», and on the «Defense of the Charter of Nations United and the principles of the Movement towards a culture of Peace».
  • At the High Level meeting of November 30, 2017, a political declaration was adopted in which the commitments of the 120 members on Human Rights and Cultural Diversity were renewed.
  • Constant support from the Coordinating Bureau with the just Palestinian cause and its people.

In the Mnoal Chapter in Geneva

  • Constant participation in the general debates of the International Labor Conference and the World Health Assembly, held annually during the month of June. In this context, three political declarations have been adopted: «Moving forward with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, forming better systems for Health, «Health for everyone towards Universal Health Coverage» and «Universal Health Coverage».
  • Held more than 20 meetings at different levels in relation to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW).
  • More than 90 meetings regarding the Convention on Biological and Toxin Weapons (CABT) seeking to foster dialogue and consensus.
  • Important participation before, during and after the holding of the second preparatory committee for the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (DNP).

In the Mnoal Chapter in The Hague

  • 69 meetings have been held, in order to articulate positions of the member states that are part of the Chemical Weapons Convention, as part of the work agenda.
  • It presented a document for the formation of a working group, to identify and prioritize the implementation of issues on which a consensus can be reached between the States parties of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

In the Chapter of the NAM in Vienna and Paris

  • Participation of the Movement in 13 sessions of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), formulating 34 interventions.
  • Intervention in three sessions of the Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the NAM Chapter in Paris, in which the organization’s restructuring was addressed, ratification of the Movement’s principles and the defense of cultural pluralism.

The Mnoal is guided by the 10 principles that emerged at the Bandung Conference in 1955, an event that preceded the creation of that movement.

These principles include respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations, abstention from interventions or interference in the internal affairs of other countries, respect for the right of every nation to defend itself or in collaboration with other States, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, and the abstention of acts or threats of aggression and the use of force to the detriment of the territorial integrity or political independence of any country.

Temas: Non-Aligned Movement Summit Baku 2019.

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