Venezuela stresses human rights achievements at UN


Caracas, 16 Mar. AVN.- Venezuela's Minister of Prison Services, Iris Varela, presented to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on Tuesday the country's progress in this area.

The statement was delivered at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council, which began on February 27 and ends on March 24, in Geneva, Switzerland.

This session includes the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a human rights mechanism of the UN to review the fulfillment of the human rights obligations and commitments of the 193 member countries of the organization.

Varela highlighted the progress of human rights before the UPR committee and stressed that Venezuela has made great strides in advancing its political, economic, social and cultural democratization, despite internal and external pressures," according to a tweet posted by the Ministry of Prison Services.

She reaffirmed that Venezuela will keep close collaboration with the bodies and mechanisms of the international human rights system.

16/03/2017 - 10:14 am