Sunday 25 December 2011

UN Condemns Unilateral Coercive Measures

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Escrito por Heidy Morin Rueda   
martes, 20 de diciembre de 2011 
Imagen activa20 de diciembre de 2011, 10:05United Nations, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN General Assembly condemned the implementation of unilateral coercive measures with extraterritorial effects, considering them an instrument of political or economic pressure against any country.

  The rejection was adopted yesterday by 137 votes in favor and 54 against, with no abstentions.

Among the votes against are the United States, Israel and almost all European Union countries, but none from Latin America and the Caribbean or Africa.

The text is titled Human Rights and Unilateral Coercive Measures, and states that the condemned actions were intended to prevent countries from exercising their right to freely determine their political, economic and social development.

Such measures also preclude the full realization of economic and social development of the population of the affected countries, harm their welfare and create obstacles to the full enjoyment of human rights, including health, food, medical care and necessary social services.

The text also warns that food and medicines should not be used as an instrument of political pressure.

It also rejects the extraterritorial nature of unilateral coercive measures for threatening the sovereignty of States and urges not to recognize or implement them, but to counteract them with administrative or legislative decisions.

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