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.

Top UN official urges Venezuela to reconsider withdrawal from human rights convention

A United Nations senior official today urged Venezuela to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the American Convention of Human rights, warning that doing so would represent a serious setback for human rights protection in the Latin American country and the region as a whole.

UN envoy hails workshop related to Guyana-Venezuela border dispute

A UN envoy today hailed a recent workshop related to a long-standing border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela as a demonstration of both countries’ on-going commitment to a peaceful resolution of the matter.

UN concerned over Venezuela’s possible withdrawal from human rights body

The United Nations today voiced concern over Venezuela’s announcement that it is establishing a committee to evaluate the possibility of withdrawing from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

UN chief urges dialogue to resolve Colombia-Venezuela tensions

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Colombia and Venezuela to resolve their differences through dialogue after Venezuela reportedly broke off diplomatic ties with Colombia, which accused it of harbouring rebel groups.

UNESCO chief voices concern after media outlets in Venezuela lose licenses

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has voiced deep concern today over a recent order to revoke the licences of 34 radio and television broadcasters in Venezuela.