The People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Félix Plasencia, highlighted the actions carried out by the Bolivarian Government to guarantee the protection of Human Rights.
During his speech at the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights before the UN Geneva, the Foreign Minister highlighted the “successful experience in the fight against poverty, eradication of illiteracy, education, housing, among other areas”, promoted by the National Government.
He assured that “Venezuela, within the framework of multilateral and bilateral cooperation, assumes the promotion and protection of Human Rights as a transversal line in favor of the peoples”.
The Minister highlighted that the Caribbean nation promotes regional integration and cooperation, through organizations such as; the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) and Petrocaribe.
Plasencia reported that Venezuela “contributes positively to the international community in the work of promoting and protecting Human Rights; for this it has presented its candidacy for re-election in the Human Rights Council during this 2022”.
In this sense, he pointed out the different actions that the Bolivarian nation has carried out in order to guarantee the defense of human rights through the different instances of the State, among which the following stand out: the legislative work of the National Assembly (AN), installed January 2021, and the signing of a letter of understanding in conjunction with the United Nations High Commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, “aiming at establishing the presence of officials in the country for the development of a cooperation and technical assistance agenda”.
Finally, the Foreign Minister highlighted the Plan Vuelta a la Patria, as a mechanism “to graphically provide the means for the voluntary return to the national territory of the Venezuelan migrant population and thus protect their rights before the xenophobia and exclusion that they have experienced in many receiving countries”.