Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba celebrates International Children’s Day with achievements recognized by the United Nations in the field of attention to minors and ratifies its commitment as a state party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Throughout the island, cultural and sports activities are held to celebrate the date established in 1954, when the UN General Assembly invited countries to set it up to promote the well-being of children and fraternity and understanding among the world’s children.
Among Cuba’s measures in favor of this sector of the population is the implementation of the National Plan of Action for Children, Adolescents and the Family, period 2015-2020, which includes the responsibilities of each institution linked to the development of children.
Just a few days ago, the Cuban government presented its third report of the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights (UPR), in Geneva, where it stated that the aforementioned strategy is based on the best interests of the child, equal opportunities, and participation in their capacity as subjects of rights.
For its part, the Foreign Ministry denounced on November 1 of last year before the UN General Assembly the impact of the U.S. blockade on Cuban children and reiterated that the current economic, commercial and financial blockage for almost 60 years affects their health, education, food and the right to life.