Venezuela denounces the application of unilateral coercive measures as a driving mechanism for inequality, systemic racism and perpetuation of colonialism

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela denounces the application of unilateral coercive measures as a “driving mechanism for inequality, systemic racism, the perpetuation of colonialism and the unjust gaps in sustainable development.”

This was stated by Chancellor Jorge Arreaza during his intervention at the special meeting of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Organization, “Re-imagining Equality: Elimination of racism, xenophobia and discrimination for all in the decade of action for the ODS”, where he advocated eradicating racism as a legacy of slavery imposed by capitalist order for the proliferation of multiple forms of discrimination.

Likewise, he condemned the political use of the migratory phenomenon and the economic blockade as one of the most sophisticated and cruel practices of modern discrimination that affects millions of Venezuelans and more than a third of humanity.

He assured that it is an honor for Venezuela to participate in this special ECOSOC event where they reflect on how to act decisively to eradicate the failed notion that there are humans superior to others:

“Venezuela, as a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multilingual society, develops inclusion programs for all historically discriminated sectors of our society on the values ​​of tolerance and peaceful coexistence.”

In this sense, Chancellor Arreaza denounced that “hate speech towards vulnerable groups is on the rise. Silence and apathy accept and legitimize these practices,” for which he asked to act together to condemn those ideologies and leaderships that exploit the division for political purposes at the expense of human pain.

“Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance undermine the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter,” emphasized the representative of the Venezuelan Peace Diplomacy.

He called for advancing global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals to address the root causes of the enormous disparities of peoples in terms of conditions, opportunities, wealth and power.