The Declaration of Margarita, which has among its main purposes to speed up the process of reorganizing the system of the United Nations (UN), was approved on Sunday at the High Level plenary of the 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Countries Movement (NAM), held in Margarita island, Nueva Esparta state.
“I declare as approved the Declaration of Margarita,” said the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, who said the goal of the movement is to achieve democratization in this system and the transformation of the Security Council of the UN.
“The Declaration of Margarita consists of 21 vital points for the democratization of international relations,” said Maduro, who on Saturday assumed, from hands of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rohani, the pro-tempore presidency of NAM until 2019.
The document includes 21 lines of action. The first one is to accelerate the processes of change within the United Nations (UN), extending the systems of direction of the UN to the peoples of the Americas and the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, and to promote the changes to be that of refounding and not for transformation.
The document raises the promotion of new partnerships, such as with the BRICS group, which brings together Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa; to advance in work plans in harmony with the Agenda 2030 of the UN, which has among its main axes the peace and the eradication of poverty as factors inherent in sustainable development.
The document also refers to the fundamental task of resuming the agenda of democratization of global communication, by the countries making part of the Movement; as well as peace and conflict resolution from world peace diplomacy.
It also includes the need to take a green agenda according to counteract the consequences of climate change, and in point seven it emphasizes the importance of continuing in a persevering manner the support to the people of Palestine confronting the illegal occupation by the State of Israel .
The document includes the unrestricted support to the people of the Republic of Cuba, facing an economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the Government of the United States (US) for over 50 years, and which has become an obstacle to the development of the people of the Caribbean nation.
Other points relate to the promotion and support for the decolonization of Puerto Rico, as well as solidarity and attention to the problem of refugees in Europe as a result of the conflicts created by the US and its allies in the Middle East and Africa.
The Declaration of Margarita also mentions the fight against terrorism and unconventional methods of warfare that promotes sectors seeking to restore the colonial tutelage in nations determined to be free, independent and sovereign.