Venezuelan government expands cooperation with the UN against coercive measures

The Vice Minister for Anti-Blockade Policies, William Castillo, held a meeting in the city of Geneva, Switzerland, with the special rapporteur of the United Nations (UN) on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures, Alena Douhan, with the purpose of increase the dissemination of the effect and scope of these measures.

The information was provided by the representative of Venezuela to the UN, Héctor Constant, through his social networks, in which he indicated that it was a “productive meeting between the vice minister and the special rapporteur, to enhance ties of cooperation between the UN system and the Venezuelan Anti-blockade Observatory.”

Constant added that the meeting “was a pleasant dialogue about how to improve methodology and increase dissemination of the effect and scope of the illegal sanctions.”

Douhan pointed out during the presentation of a report at the 54th Period of Sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council, that the application of unilateral sanctions directly and sensitively affects the human rights of the populations of the countries receiving such measures.