Venezuela ratifies commitment to migrant workers in Geneva

Speaking in the constructive dialogue with the Committee for the Protection of Rights on this issue, at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Minister of Labor Francisco Torrealba highlighted the comprehensive strategy of the Venezuelan State.

It meant that the migration policy of the Bolivarian Revolution is one of tolerance, justice, equity and social inclusion, gender equality, access and opportunities, especially within the social process of work.

Torrealba pointed out that the Government integrated the migrant and their families into the life of Venezuelans, without discrimination, without differences, making them a fundamental part of their society.

Venezuela recognizes the right of these families and their contribution to the growth and development of the country, he stressed.

He explained that in the South American nation the validity of these rights is enshrined in several articles of the Constitution, especially in article 19, and they are immediately applicable by the Public Power.

The Venezuelan minister referred to the migratory situation in his country in recent years, which, he said, is atypical and extraordinary as a consequence of the unilateral coercive measures applied by the United States and its allies against the national economy.

He pointed out that these are intended to hinder peace and achieve the overthrow of the Bolivarian Government, democratically elected by the people.

“This is a migration induced by unilateral coercive measures that generated an impact on society,” he remarked.

However, he said that despite the more than 760 punitive measures applied and thanks to the policies implemented by the executive, the obstacles are overcome and “millions of Venezuelan migrants have returned to the country and continue to return” through the Plan Vuelta a la Patria.

We are committed to multilateralism, consensus, the union of peoples, transparent dialogue based on the fundamental principles of human rights, said Torrealba, highlighting the importance of this issue with the presence at the meeting of the five public powers.

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