The members of Congressional Foreign Relations Commission agreed to the request of Chancellery the departure of the coordinator United Nations (UN) System in Peru, Igor Garafulic, who is also the representative of that organization in the country. In this regard, the members of the working group indicated that, for this purpose, the authorities of Ministry of Foreign Affairs They should take necessary action and declare him persona non grata.
For his part, parliamentarian María del Carmen Alva, who is a member of the aforementioned commission, is in favor of the official’s retirement from HE from the country. In that sense, he showed that, according to the Political Constitution, Parliament can not only question the institutions of the State, but also initiate dismissals.
In turn, congressman Alejandro Aguinaga of the Fuerza Popular bench, who heads the commission, considered that the UN representative should leave the country because “he showed interference in the internal affairs of the State, usurping and boasting of his own functions without doing. concern him.” within the HE“.
“We do not need characters of this nature coming to the representation of organizations of this importance United Nations so that they violate respect for the independence of powers, respect for the constitutional framework,” he added.
It should be noted that, in 2019, Igor Garafulic He was appointed United Nations Resident Coordinator by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. He assumed the responsibility of “leading the Country Team, composed of representatives of UN agencies, funds, programs and offices in Peru,” according to information presented by this organization on its website.
The UN statement on the motion to remove the members of the National Board of Justice
The request of Congressional Foreign Relations Commission to withdraw UN official occurs after the System of United Nations in Peru issued a statement on the motion approved by Parliament, seeking to investigate members of the National Board of Justice and remove them for “serious misconduct.”
As recalled, the United Nations indicated that the JNJ “has an important role in maintaining the balance of powers and for the administration of justice in the country, which includes the appointment of Thursdays and prosecutors at all levels, as well as those who lead the country’s electoral bodies.”