16 | 09 | 2019

With a clearly partial and selective vision of the Venezuelan reality, this Thursday, the report made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on the situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, was disseminated. It privileges lacking in objectivity sources and excludes almost the whole of the official information and elements provided by the Venezuelan State authorities during her visit between June 19 and 21, as well as during the visit of her technical team between 11 and 22 March 2019.

The following is an integral text of the letter sent to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, by the Venezuelan Human Rights Network and the non-governmental organizations that comprise it.

Caracas, July 5, 2019.

Mrs
Michelle Bachelet Jeria
High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Organization

We extend a cordial salutation. We are writing to you on the occasion of your Written Report on the situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, presented at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council, on July 5, 2019.

In the framework of the 41st session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, issues a report on the Human Rights situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela “requests the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner to adopt the necessary measures to correct the errors of the report A / HRC / 41/18”, through a document that reports the errors of fact of the report of the High Commissioner.

In the framework provided by the 41st session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, a representation of Venezuelan social movements and organizations met Thursday in Geneva with Patricia Varela Benzo, member of the Special Rapporteurship for Extreme Poverty, with the purpose of denouncing the effects of the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the government of the United States to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The meeting was propitious for the Venezuelan delegation to share a set of information related to the situation of Human Rights in the Latin American country, and to request an assessment of the impact of these measures on the fundamental rights of Venezuelans.

The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) signed a framework cooperation agreement on Wednesday, which will contribute to improve the access to drinking water in terms of quantity, continuity and quality in the vulnerable communities of the Latin American country.

This agreement promotes the fulfillment of the cooperation program between the national Executive and Unicef ​​2015-2019, prioritizing and identifying the areas of water, hygiene and sanitation with greater vulnerability in Venezuela.

“I want to ratify the commitment of the revolutionary government that I preside and of the Bolivarian forces of Venezuela with the dialogue in Norway, with the construction of a permanent dialogue and solutions board”.

This was stated by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, during a working day in which he gave a summary of the Mission Venezuela Bella.

Peace and dialogue, framed in the Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace, set the objectives of the tour of the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, for countries in Europe, whose governments expressed their support for the mechanism of Oslo, Norway, a measure that seeks to generate a peaceful and democratic solution to the political situation in Venezuela.

During a press conference offered to the media from the Yellow House “Antonio José de Sucre”, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, announced that given the refusal and disinterest of the United States government to accept Turkey as Protective State of diplomatic premises, assets and interests of Venezuelans in their country, Americans residing in Venezuelan territory can not enjoy protection.

This after the agreement of protection proposed between both countries, which included Switzerland as a State protecting the assets of the United States in Venezuela, and the Republic of Turkey as a protective State of Venezuela in the United States, all framed in the provisions of Article 45 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

As all the peoples of the world have witnessed for a while; the US and EU Imperialists continue their attacks, economic and political blockades and repressions against the people of Venezuela and their legitimate president Nicolas Maduro, elected by a great majority. As a response to these attacks, the struggle and resistance of Venezuelan people and working class also continues. This struggle, at the same time, is the common struggle of all peoples who are exposed to exploitations, repressions and interventions implemented by imperialist forces. And from this aspect, the struggle of the people and working class of Venezuela is an international struggle.

One of the critical duties of Class Oriented Union Movement is to be in solidarity with all the peoples of the world who have been targets of attacks planned and implemented by Imperialists, Zionists and other exploitive forces. World Federation of Trade Union (WFTU) and its sectoral organization TUI Transport have always fulfilled this duty and will continue to do so.

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of relations between the People’s Republic of China and Venezuela, stressed that these relations have been strengthened after the arrival of Commander Hugo Chávez.

In an act that took place at the Miraflores Palace, President Maduro stressed that in the last 20 years a profound stage of brotherhood, of a government-to-government approach that has been consolidated, has begun.

On an official visit to the Portuguese Republic, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, held a bilateral meeting on Friday in Lisbon with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the European country, Augusto Santos Silva.

The meeting was propitious for both diplomats to address joint issues of the existing relations between the two nations.

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