United Nations – Vice-President Mike Pence called on the United Nations to remove the mandate of the representative of Nicolas Maduro and to "appoint the representative of the free Venezuelan government without delay in this body."
"The time has come for the United Nations to recognize interim President Juan Guaido as Legitimate President of Venezuela and to appoint his representative on this body."
He turned to the current Venezuelan Ambassador to the UN, Samuel Moncada who was looking at his phone while Pence was talking. "With all due respect, Mr. Ambassador, you should not be here," he said. "They should return to Venezuela and tell Nicolas Maduro that his time is up, it's time for him to leave." Moncada looked up from his cell phone and shook his head, mumbling something incomprehensible.
Afterwards, the vice president told reporters that the US was working on the adoption of a resolution to repatriate Moncada Testimonies. When asked why he felt the US had the support, Pence said, "Momentum is on the side of freedom."
He was also asked if the Trump government had a "red line" regarding Russia's participation in the Western Hemisphere and in Venezuela, and said that Russia and Iran should not be included in the region. "You should step aside," he said. Another reporter pointed out that the US currently has no UN ambassador.
The political crisis that exacerbated Venezuelahas urged nearly a quarter of the population of the once-wealthy South American nation, a New United Nations report says. The internal report received by CBS News states that 7 million Venezuelans "or about 24 percent of the population currently living in the country", an urgent priority need for support and protection. "
94 percent of Venezuelans live in poverty, according to the report referred to in the country as" an overview of priority humanitarian needs. "
The report is expected to be presented to President Nicolas Maduro and was sent to UN diplomats, a meeting of the UN Security Council is called on Wednesday, to which the US Vice President Mike Pence should speak.
Pencebefore on Venezuela and the full pressure The White House was one of the first foreign governments to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate leader of Venezuela, and has always urged Maduro to resign.
"Tomorrow to New York to defend speak to the UN Security Council. It is time for ALL NATIONS to stand with President @Jguaido and the free government of Venezuela. "Pence said in a Tweet .
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres supported the importance of the event: his UNOCHA chief, UNOCHA Secretary-General Mark Lowcock, informed the Council with 15 nations.
Food, Medicine, Education and Safety
The report said that Venezuela, once known for its oil wealth, is now suffering from malnutrition, drug shortages and thousands of children without adequate nutrition United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grande told the council on Tuesday that 3.4 million Venezuelans had fled their country.
"The suffering of the people in the country is dramatic," said German Ambassador Christoph, the current President of the Security Council Heusgen, told reporters on Tuesday.
"The decline in regular access to M It has increased the risk of morbidity and mortality from non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer, as well as communicable diseases, including HIV / AIDS, "concludes the report.
A study by the UN Children's Organization (UNICEF) found that 48 percent of all Venezuelan schoolchildren are "at risk" of dropping out on an irregular visit.
Venezuela has imported up to 75 percent of its food in the past, but between 2012 and 2016, food imports fell 66 percent. "Access to drinking water poses major challenges for the people affected by the crisis in Venezuela."
" The increase in violence, insecurity and human rights violations is having a serious impact on the country, "the report said. Noting that the most pressing issues were caused by the closure of the borders with Brazil and Colombia by the Venezuelan Government.
No way out?
The Security Council could not agree on a way out of the crisis, with the world powers –– supporting the Maduro regime.
"We do not think it makes sense to hold another polarized discussion on the political situation, we need to focus on the local situation, on the humanitarian situation," said German Ambassador Heusgen.