Cuba reaffirms priority of care and development for children

La Edad de Oro, de José Martí, para todos los niños y niñas.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Friday reaffirmed Cuba’s commitment to the care and development for children, on the occasion of International Children’s Day.

Fidel y los niños
Fidel and the children

On Twiiter, the Cuban foreign minister assured that treating children is top priority on the government agenda.

‘Our country provides guarantees and social policies based on children’s best interests, equal opportunities and their participation as active subjects of law,’ he posted.

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recognized some of Cuba’s achievements and its strong political will to guarantee children’s proper development and well-being.

‘Despite the complex transformations Cuba is currently facing, there has been an explicit commitment from the Government and institutions to maintain the achievements made in the protection of children and teenagers,’ UNICEF said.

La Edad de Oro, de José Martí, para todos los niños y niñas.
Cuba reaffirms priority of care and development for children

Plus, UNICEF recognized the net enrollment rate in primary education by 99.1 percent, the gross enrollment rate in secondary education by 96.4 percent, and the high rates of gender equality at all education levels.

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