UN Praises Cuban Disaster Risk Management, Civil Defense Systems and the Scope of the Cuban Economic Guidelines

Risk Management and Civil Defense Systems

Havana, June 18 (RHC) — UN Representative in Havana Laura Melo has praised the Cuban disaster risk management experience and the role of the island’s Civil Defense system in disaster situations.

The Cuban experience can be implemented in other countries to help strengthen their strategies, said the UN official, who stressed the need to advance South-South cooperation, as she addressed participants at the 9th International Congress on Disasters, underway in Havana.

The United Nations support governments and settlements to implement strategies and policies aimed at mitigating the effects of natural disaster at the world level, said Melo and noted that the international organization is increasing community-oriented training courses in preparation for and management of disaster risks.

The Congress on Disasters includes very important issues for discussion, such as quakes and landslides, tropical storms, climate change, international collaboration, and other topics. The event will run through Friday at Havana’s International Convention Center.

UN Expert Praises Scope of Cuban Economic Guidelines

Havana, Cuba, Jun 17 (acn) The implementation of the Guidelines of the Economic and Social Policy of the Party and the Cuban Revolution contributes to make the agricultural sector to be more opened and improvements can be expected in food production in a short and long terms, said an expert of the United Nations.

In statements to ACN, Theodore Friedrich, UN representative for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to Cuba, specified in this capital that particularly the handing over of land in usufruct contributes to increase the number of farmers linked to the agricultural sector.

This makes it possible for a larger number of persons to have access to food, he asserted, and underlined that the strategy is in line with the work objectives of the FAO to boost family agriculture on the planet in 2014.