Putting science to the benefit of human beings and the whole planet without marginalizing the most vulnerable, represents one of UNESCO’s top priorities at the 41st General Conference.
Since the beginning of the Bolivarian Revolution in 1999 -led by Commander Hugo Chávez- we have been moving on that direction, based on decisions such as the establishment of the ministries of Science and Technology and for University Education, and the municipalization of higher education, she told Prensa Latina.
According to Ms. Jiménez, other measures in line with the goal of making science more accessible, transparent and beneficial for all were the identification by law of popular innovators and the dissemination of hundreds of info-centers aimed at promoting technological information.
Ms. Jiménez insisted that Open Science´s principles have always been clear for the Bolivarian Revolution, considering its commitment to prevent the generalization of gaps and inequalities with scientific development and the openings for new technologies.
It is important to ratify our complaint about the impact that unilateral coercive measures such as the US blockade against Venezuela have on inclusive access to the benefits of science.