Human Rights Day – Thousands of reasons to celebrate

Among the reasons to celebrate are Cuba’s achievements in the protection of children, as highlighted by UNICEF.

(Granma International) – Innumerable children, young people and members of mass organizations led Human Rights Day celebrations in Cuba. Squares and parks across the country played host to diverse activities, including debates and discussions in various universities.

Among the topics discussed were access to information and communications technology, which in Cuba are at the service of the people; internet connectivity, which is currently being facilitated and prioritized at social and community centers and institutions; as well as current efforts to combat subversion through the use of such technologies.

It is precisely younger generations, which figure among the high priority groups with regard to social policies, who raised their voices in song on a day of various activities which included book sales, dances and sporting events.

Among the reasons to celebrate are Cuba’s achievements “in the protection of children,” as highlighted by UNICEF, while UNESCO, in its most recent global Education For All Monitoring Report (2012), positioned Cuba in 16th place based on its educational development indices. 

Cuba Marks Human Rights Day

Havana, Cuba, Dec. 10 (acn) Cuba stressed the consolidation of Latin American Integration as part of the rights of the peoples to self-determination, development and peace.

During a ceremony at the Cuban Friendship Institute, its president Kenia Serrano said that Cuba calls for the supportive embrace since “Cuba is the home of all.”

Cuba marks Human Rights Day amidst the update of its socialist economic model aiming at improving the quality of life of the people, said Serrano.

The ceremony, considered a meeting of solidarity for the human rights of the peoples, gathered representatives from different countries, friends from Puerto Rico, students from the Arab Saharawi Democratic Republic, Palestine, Chile, Ghana and members of the Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five.