Cuba highlights importance of solidarity and education at Human Rights Council

 

GENEVA.—Cuba highlighted the importance of international solidarity in the promotion and protection of human rights, in strict accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, this Thursday, June 18.

Solidarity is a powerful tool to respond to major global challenges in the field, Pablo Berti, representative of the island, stated at the twenty-ninth regular session of the Human Rights Council.

In the case of education, Berti noted that this is a right which is essential for the future of societies and that the privatization of education results in exclusion and marginalization.

As such, he added, Cuba defends the right of all people to free and quality education and the Cuban government attaches great importance to ensuring this right for all its citizens.

The diplomat recalled that a recent UNESCO report highlighted the achievements of the Caribbean nation in this sector to which it allocates 13% of its GDP.

During the Interactive Dialogue on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cuba stressed the need to address the causes of this situation, particularly those related to economic development.

The twenty-ninth regular session of the HRC will conclude on July 3 at the Palais des Nations in this city.

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