UNESCO Director General Receives Cuban Education Minister

Imagen activaParis, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) – UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova received Cuba’s Education Minister Ana Elsa Velazquez, who leads her country’s delegation to the 37th General Conference of that United Nations agency. “It was a very good meeting. The UNESCO has always been next to Cuba, but our country has also been an ally of that institution,” the island’s minister told Prensa Latina.

Velazquez said the meeting discussed Cuba’s willingness to enhance the participation in the literacy campaign in Africa with the method “Yo, si puedo” (Yes, I can).

The director general, who almost a year ago was in Cuba and visited the National Museum of Literacy Campaign, has publicly recognized that method, which allowed to teach how to read and write to millions of people worldwide, said.

Another issue discussed was the need that the education of children, adolescents, and young people is more comprehensive, and include not only teaching, but also other dimensions, such as culture, health, and social inclusion.

The Post-2015 Development Agenda, which is a standing issue not only at the UNESCO, but also in other international forums, was also examined, the minister said.

The General Conference of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), began on Nov. 5 thru. 20 in this capital, and involves delegations from 195 States members of the entity.