Venezuela Proposes to Establish an International Association Against Unilateral Coercive Measures Wednesday, the ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, denounced the illegal imposition of unilateral coercive measures and the massive violation of human rights in the world by the US government.

During an informal meeting of the UN Security Council, convened by China; Russia; Niger; South Africa and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ambassador Moncada proposed the creation of an International Association against the illegal imposition of unilateral coercive measures by the US against 29 UN member states -including Venezuela- which go against the principles and purposes of the UN Charter and the norms of international law, while threatening peace and violating the human rights of a third of humanity.

In this sense, he urged the international community to redouble its efforts in favor of the adoption of a Declaration by the General Assembly on “Unilateral Coercive Measures and the Rule of Law,” through which the total and immediate lifting of the embargo would be promoted.

He stressed that “the US attempt to impose its national legislation as if it were universal law, through economic coercion and the threat of the use of force, represents a clear and permanent danger to the system of international relations”, and therefore called on member states to continue working to mitigate the negative impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures.

Permanent Mission of Venezuela to the United Nations