The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, reiterated this Monday that Venezuela remains firm in its position of not accepting "the interference or intervention of any inquisitor mechanism," while working decisively with the United Nations Human Rights Council.
In a virtual intervention during the inauguration of the sessions of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN), Maduro stated “we will not accept the interference or intervention of any inquisitive mechanism against our homeland Venezuela that intends to use the just cause of human rights as a political tool for a change of government by force in our country ”.
"Those who believe that Venezuela will reduce the cooperation reached with the High Commissioner for Human Rights as a consequence of these ideological provocations by a group of governments are wrong," said the Head of State, noting that "the Venezuelan State will work decisively with the actors of this Human Rights Council ”.
"We have strengthened our cooperation with the United Nations System in an integrated manner with all its specialized agencies, programs and funds," said the Head of State.
He recalled that in September 2020, the Venezuelan State renewed for one year the Memorandum of Understanding with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to continue strengthening the ties of cooperation and technical assistance in the promotion and protection of human rights in Venezuela.
He mentioned the visit to Venezuela of the United Nations Human Rights Rapporteur, Alena Douhan, who after meeting with various sectors of the country, concluded that "the sanctions and unilateral coercive measures applied by the United States and the European Union, as a deliberate tool to achieve regime change in Venezuela, they flagrantly violate international law and all regional universal human rights instruments ”.
"The report specifically recognizes that these extraterritorial actions threaten the life of the Venezuelan people and against the full enjoyment of social and economic rights democratically conquered in the last two decades," Maduro said, noting that "the rapporteur demanded the lifting of sanctions against Venezuela, the return of its assets and the guarantee of access of the Venezuelan State to the resources that have been frozen in the world, as well as access to the world financial system ”.
He referred to the past parliamentary elections in the country, and in this sense demanded respect for the self-determination of the peoples and we joined efforts to strengthen multilateralism, the conception of a multipolar world without hegemony, while confirming our commitment to the fulfillment of the 2030 sustainable development goals.
The Head of State also referred to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the magnitude of which, he said, “has highlighted the need to see health as a fundamental human right, and in this sense he pointed out that“ multilateralism it is showing that it is the only possible way to overcome global difficulties and build better living conditions for peoples "
He highlighted the guiding work of the World Health Organization "which has achieved coordination between states to avoid an even greater tragedy," and placed at the command of the UN member states the complementary and combined scientific treatments that are applied in the country, which, together with the pre-existing social policy of public health, free and of quality, place Venezuela among the countries with the least cases of covid-19.
Likewise, it denounced that Venezuela faces a multidimensional war aimed at ending an inclusive model, through actions of excessive pressure through more than 450 unilateral and illegal coercive measures that have resulted in a blockade and affected the capacities of the Venezuelan State and society.
"The kidnappers of Venezuelan assets and resources have shown great cruelty in disregarding the calls of the international community of the High Commissioner and have increased economic aggression, generating a humanitarian crisis in a malicious and premeditated manner," he said.
Finally, Maduro urged the Human Rights Council and the United Nations to guarantee the happiness, security and stability of humanity, through the change of the capitalist economic organization system for a system of justice and equity, on the pillar of respect for human rights, social rights and international law.