Venezuela

Stop criminalizing civil society, UN rights experts urge Venezuelan authorities 

United Nations independent human rights experts called on Thursday for the authorities in Venezuela to stop “continuous and increasing” attacks and intimidation against civil society organizations and journalists in the country.

Independent UN rights expert calls for unilateral sanctions to be dropped against Venezuela

At the end of a two-week visit to Venezuela, an independent UN human rights expert noted on Friday that unilateral sanctions imposed on the country have exacerbated pre-existing crises, calling for them to be dropped. 

UN chief welcomes Colombia’s ‘act of solidarity’ with 1.7 million Venezuelans

The United Nations Secretary-General, on Monday, applauded the announcement by the President of Colombia that the country will provide temporary protection to all Venezuelans in its territory. 

News in Brief 8 February 2021

  • UN stands ready to support relief, in aftermath of deadly India flash floods 
  • Refugee chief Filippo Grandi urges regularization of displaced Venezuelans 
  • Rights experts insist foreign nationals should be returned from Syria camps 
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News in Brief 29 January 2021

  • Central African Republic crisis forces 200,000 from homes in under two months 
  • ‘Imminent’ Iran execution must be halted, urges UN human rights office 
  • Venezuela: UN rights expert to assess impact of unilateral sanctions  
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News in Brief 15 December 2020

  • Rights chief Bachelet condemns deaths of 255 people in Colombia massacres 
  • Four children among victims of shipwreck carrying Venezuelans to Caribbean 
  • UN refugee agency condemns deadly attack on Niger town 
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$1.44 billion plan to respond to Venezuela refugee and migrant needs

In a $1.4 billion appeal launched on Thursday, the UN migration organization IOM and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, warned that the pandemic has strained the capacity of Latin American and Caribbean countries to look after Venezuelan nationals.

News in Brief 10 December 2020

  • WFP chief laments preventable tragedy of child hunger
  • $1.44 billion plan for Venezuela refugee and migrant aid response
  • Rohingya island transfer untenable, says rights expert
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News in Brief 25 September 2020

  • Give influenza vaccine to elderly and health workers first: WHO
  • Rights chief Bachelet warns over threat to protesters in Venezuela 
  • UN chief and UK premier announce December climate summit 
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Venezuelan President Maduro proposes new UN fund to support countries facing discrimination

Venezuela has proposed creation of a “revolving public purchasing fund” within the United Nations system to guarantee access to food and health products, financed with public resources, to facilitate countries suffering “discrimination and economic blockade” acquire necessary goods and services.