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Cuba Defends Children Rights, UNICEF Says

cubaunicefCuba is defending worldwide the promotion and protection of the rights of children, said Maria Cristina Perceval, UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Perceval talked to Prensa Latina about Cuban achievements after concluding a forum in this capital on children’s right to grow up in a family.

Cuba has a program entitled ‘Educate your child’, a global model in early childhood development, that we have shared in other countries, the representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), stated.

Perceval also highlighted with pride the progress in health in the Caribbean nation, the first to validate the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in 2015.

Another of the country’s great strengths is the preparedness for natural disasters, she noted.

She showed at the same time her gratitude to the Cuban government and people for accepting the Agency’s contribution to the recovery of the country after the hurricanes’ lashes last year.

UNICEF has been working side by side with the Cuban people and government in courage, solidarity and effort, Perceval said enthusiastically.

Perceval visited Nicaragua to recognize the country’s efforts and achievements in the deinstitutionalization of children, one of the main problems in the region.

(Prensa Latina)

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