Venezuelan Government Rejects Creation of “Fact-Checking Delegation” for Venezuela (UN)

Through a statement, the Venezuelan government rejected the political use of the mechanisms of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN) in order to pretend to form a “Fact-Checking Delegation for Venezuela.” The information was published by the Chancellor Jorge Arreaza, through his Twitter account @jaarreaza .
The head of the Venezuelan diplomacy stressed that the National government is working in coordination with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The text highlights the obsessive desire of a small group of governments with serious human rights violations to attack the legitimate institutions of the Venezuelan state, while hiding the serious social crises they face in their nations.

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“Venezuela has given ample and repeated signs of its willingness and commitment to cooperate with the various 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,” says the document.
Here the full translated statement (link to the official version in Spanish):

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
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The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejects the formation of an alleged Fact-Checking Delegation for Venezuela within the Human Rights Council, as a result of the shameful political use of the mechanisms of this Council by a small group of governments with serious human rights violations, in their obsessive eagerness to attack the legitimate institutions of the Venezuelan State and to hide the serious social crises they face and that have moved 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. The purpose of this joint work is to constructively address the human rights challenges, further strengthening the social protection system of the Venezuelan State.

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The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has given ample and repeated signs of its willingness and commitment to cooperate with the various 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 attendent intention of violating independence, sovereignty and self-determination of the Venezuelan people and all the peoples of the world.
Caracas, December 2, 2019.

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Translated by JRE/EF