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Venezuela presented its fifth periodic report at the 139th session of the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations, in which it highlighted progress, achievements and challenges in this area for the country.


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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yván Gil, added that since 2021, the National Assembly has sanctioned more than 67 laws "key to the promotion and direction of the civil and political rights of the Venezuelan population."

The Bolivarian Government projects sustainable economic development "with an increase in the levels of national productivity of the public and private sectors", in the remainder of 2023 and by 2024.

Gil presented the country's Fifth Periodic Report on the protection and guarantee of rights enshrined in international legislation and the Bolivarian Constitution, before the 139th session of the UN Human Rights Committee.

The head of Venezuelan diplomacy distinguished that the figure of national dialogue "has been a sustained policy of the Executive, promoting the solution of differences within the framework of the rule of law, through more than 500 public calls for dialogue among Venezuelans," considered.

He indicated that in Venezuela measures have been adopted to increase awareness about the Covenant and its applicability in national law, such as the establishment of the first National Human Rights Plan 2016 – 2019, whose projects, actions and resources necessary for its implementation were incorporated into the institutional operational plans of the organs of the State Powers.

As part of political rights, the Minister pointed out that during the period 2012 – 2020, 10 national electoral processes were carried out, including three presidential elections.

In closing his participation, Minister Gil highlighted that in Venezuela they attach vital importance to the issue of human rights “being treated objectively and impartially, without selectivity, double standards, or politicization, in a spirit of genuine and cooperation, in accordance with the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.”

Venezuela denounces "multiform aggression" promoted by the US

On the other hand, the chancellor denounced before the committee that his country is the victim of a multiform aggression promoted by the US, with the imposition of coercive measures.

"We have been the object of a multiform aggression promoted by the Government of the United States of America that has negatively affected the enjoyment of human rights of the Venezuelan population," said Gil during the presentation.

Gil reiterated that the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and other agencies from different countries adopted more than 930 unilateral restrictive or punitive coercive measures related to Venezuela, which caused the reduction of the State's capabilities to obtain financial resources. , as well as goods and services necessary to satisfy the main needs of the citizens of that Caribbean nation.

"This onslaught against Venezuela has included the adoption of a set of unilateral coercive measures whose impact has been documented and condemned by the Human Rights Council, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and several special procedures of the Human Rights Council. "he commented.

Together with the Chancellor, the Venezuelan delegation present in Geneva is made up of Attorney General Tarek William Saab; the second vice president of the Supreme Court of Justice and president of the Civil Cassation Chamber, Judge Henry Timaure.

Also the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Multilateral Issues, Rubén Darío Molina; the vice minister of Internal Policy and Legal Security of the Ministry of Popular Power for Internal Relations, Justice and Peace, Alana Zuloaga and the permanent representative to the UN Geneva, ambassador Hector Constant, among other officials.

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