Cuban Advances Against Discrimination in Education Informed at Unesco

Paris, Oct 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reported advances on struggle against discrimination in education at the preparatory meetings of the 205th session of the Unesco Executive Council, informed today diplomatic sources.

In its condition of member state of the Council, the Caribbean nation spoke at the Committee of Conventions and Recommendation (CR), where Cuban ambassador Oscar Leon referred to the application of Unesco’s normative instruments, especially the Convention on Struggle against discrimination in education.

Leon, representative of Cuba to the Executive Council and president of the Cuban National Commission of Unesco, highlights the different actions aimed at guaranteeing quality education for all, of universal and free coverage in all educational levels.

In that sense, he emphasized that ‘the establishment of legal and juridical bases of education included in the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba creates the bases and develops the guarantees to not favor, promote or allow any form of discrimination in education’.

The Cuban representative also recognized the efforts made in the Latin American region regarding the World Convention to convalidate titles of higher education.

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