Venezuelan State ratifies its endorsement of cooperation and assistance with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
The permanent representative of Venezuela to the UN-Geneva, Jorge Valero, reiterated on Tuesday the rejection of the Bolivarian Government to a “fruitless” and “interferenceist” mechanism to monitor the human rights situation in the country, while ratifying the endorsement of the Venezuelan State to the resolution on strengthening cooperation and assistance in this field with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
This was stated before the Oral Update of the high commissioner Michelle Bachelet on the Venezuelan situation, within the framework of the 43rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, which takes place in Geneva, Switzerland.
He stressed that resolution 42/25 against Venezuela, adopted by a circumstantial majority on September 27, 2019, is an initiative motivated by political interests.
“If you truly advocate for human rights, the countries that support this hostile initiative, instead of criticizing Venezuelan democracy, should be concerned about the serious and massive human rights violations that are committed in the countries of the region like Colombia, Brazil, Peru and Canada. They would condemn the bloody coup d’etat against the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales Ayma”, Valero criticized.
The Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the UN-Geneva reiterated the invitation for the Special Rapporteurs on the Negative Impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures on the enjoyment of Human Rights, and on the Right to Development to visit the country this year.
US total blockade
During his speech, the Venezuelan representative denounced in the multilateral rostrum that the supremacist and warlike government of Donald Trump has restored the dire Monroe Doctrine; applies a strategy of total blockade against Venezuela; threatens to invade it militarily, to implement a naval block and also to apply the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (Rio Pact).
“That (US) government has renewed the executive order that declares Venezuela as an unusual and extraordinary threat. It intends, therefore, to justify the unilateral coercive measures that it has been applying against our people, since 2014, and which constitute crimes against humanity”, he stressed before the UN Human Rights Council.
In the recent annual Oral Update of the Report on Assistance and Technical Cooperation with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on February 27, the High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet positively assessed the access and collaboration maintained between the Bolivarian Government and her Office, recognizing that they have “advanced in the execution of the technical cooperation work plan, as well as in matters of protection”.