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Cuban Minister of Education fulfills broad agenda at UNESCO

Cuban Minister of Education fulfills broad agenda at UNESCO

Paris, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Education of Cuba, Ena Elsa Velázquez, continued her broad agenda today at the 41st General Conference of Unesco, in which she ratified the defense of education as a fundamental human right .
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On the second day of the forum scheduled until November 24, the official participated in a high-level meeting organized by the multilateral entity and France on the need to increase investments in education after the impact of Covid-19, and in the launch of the report Rethinking Our Future Together: A New Social Contract for Education.

Velázquez was one of the three ministers, along with her counterparts from Bangladesh and Slovenia, chosen to intervene in the presentation of the report, in which Unesco Director General, Audrey Azoulay, and UN Secretary General, António Guterres and the Ethiopian President, also presented criteria. Guterres, and the Ethiopian president, Sahle-Work Zewde, participated by video message.

The Cuban minister recognized the importance of the report and highlighted the need to take on the challenges of the sector to guarantee tomorrow. “The future of education will depend on the solution that in the present we give to already accumulated problems such as illiteracy, poverty, inequality and discrimination, consequences of the unjust international order ”, she warned.

This Wednesday, the minister spoke with the Minister of Science and Technology of Venezuela, Gabriela Jiménez, a meeting in which they reaffirmed the will of both countries to strengthen their collaboration in Unesco’s fields of competence.

The day before, Velázquez was received by the Director General Azoulay and the Deputy Director for Education, Stefania Giannini, to whom she stressed the island’s commitment to the specialized UN organization and the willingness to strengthen ties.

In statements to Prensa Latina, the Cuban minister commented that at the 41st General Conference, the Caribbean country arrived with messages ranging from the call to prioritize inclusive education as a guarantee of a better future for humanity to the ratification of its will make available to nations in need its modest experiences and achievements.

Among the sectors in which the largest of the Antilles provides its contribution to the international community, she mentioned the battle against illiteracy, in which the Cuban method Yes, I can, is of great value, already applied in more than 30 countries.

She also recalled the experiences accumulated by the island in early childhood education and special and technical-professional education.

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PRINCIPAL-UNESCO / CUBA

Minister of Education of Cuba fulfills broad agenda at UNESCO

Paris, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Education of Cuba, Ena Elsa Velázquez, continued her broad agenda today at the 41st General Conference of Unesco, in which she ratified the defense of education as a fundamental human right .

On the second day of the forum scheduled until November 24, the official participated in a high-level meeting organized by the multilateral entity and France on the need to increase investments in education after the impact of Covid-19, and in the launch of the report Rethinking Our Future Together: A New Social Contract for Education.

Velázquez was one of the three ministers, along with her counterparts from Bangladesh and Slovenia, chosen to intervene in the presentation of the report, in which the Unesco Director General, Audrey Azoulay, and the UN Secretary General, António, also presented criteria. Guterres, and the Ethiopian president, Sahle-Work Zewde, the last two by video message.

The Cuban minister recognized the importance of the report and highlighted the need to take on the challenges of the sector from international cooperation, debate, collective reflection and the political will of governments.

“What we do today will be decisive to guarantee tomorrow. The future of education will depend on the solution that in the present we give to already accumulated problems such as illiteracy, poverty, inequality and discrimination, consequences of the unjust international order ”, she warned.

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