UN envoy meets with Ministers of Guyana, Venezuela to help resolve border dispute

A United Nations envoy has presented a plan to move forward the long-standing border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela.

UN warns of negative effects of Venezuela’s withdrawal from rights convention

The United Nations has expressed concern over Venezuela’s withdrawal from the American Human Rights Convention, which enters into force today, and stressed the move could have a negative impact on human rights not just inside the country but also in Latin America as a whole.

At General Assembly, UN officials laud Hugo Chávez’s commitment to social justice

United Nations officials today lauded the commitment of Hugo Chávez to the cause of social justice, as the General Assembly paid tribute to the memory of the late President of Venezuela.

UN chief saddened by death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was saddened by the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who died yesterday after struggling with cancer for almost two years.

Venezuela must release judge who suffered sexual violence in jail – UN experts

A group of United Nations experts today urged Venezuela to immediately release Judge María Lourdes Afiuni, who has been in detention for the past three years and was the victim of sexual violence and aggression during the time she was incarcerated.