On Tuesday, Delcy Rodríguez, Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, affirmed the country’s commitment with the work, principles and goals that are the basis of the charter of the United Nations Human Rights Council, such as the principle of self-determination of peoples, peace and security.
“If we truly want a more secure world without violence, we have to join efforts, join commitments in making these spaces true spaces for the protection of human rights,” she said during the 28th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Foreign Minister also noted that this task should avoid what happened in the past, which led to the end of the now defunct Human Rights Commission, which became politicized and selective in its use of human rights, leading to more violations of the fundamental rights of peoples.
“In the name of human rights we have seen how bellicose policies, which today are tried to be applied throughout the world, ignore the will and human rights of the majority of the world’s citizens,” Rodríguez explained in relations to national and international media distortion of events in Venezuela, where right wingers from within and outside the country have attempted to use the theme of human rights for their benefit.
AVN / Press – Venezuelan Embassy in the US / March 3, 2015