The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejects the establishment of an alleged Fact-finding Mission for Venezuela within the Human Rights Council as a result of the shameful political use of the Council’s mechanisms by a small group of governments with serious Human Rights violation reports in their obsessive desire to attack the legitimate institutions of the Venezuelan State and to conceal the serious social crises they face and that have upset the world public opinion.
In this regard, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is working in coordination with the Office of the High Commissioner within the framework of the Letter of Understanding signed in September 2019, in accordance with the provisions of resolution A/HRC/42/4, adopted by the Human Rights Council at its 42nd session period. The purpose of this joint work is to constructively address Human Rights challenges, further strengthening the social protection system of the Venezuelan State.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has shown wide and repeated signs of its willingness and commitment to cooperate with the different UN human rights mechanisms, always on the basis of strict adherence to the principles of objectivity, non-selectivity, impartiality, non-interference in internal affairs and constructive dialogue.
As an elected member of the Human Rights Council for the period 2020-2022, Venezuela reiterates its strict commitment to the promotion and protection of Human Rights and ratifies that it will work hard to depoliticize its instrumentation for selective purposes with the tendentious intention of violating the independence, sovereignty and self-determination of the Venezuelan people and all peoples of the world.
Caracas, December 2nd, 2019.