Cuban Social Model for Children Highlighted
CUBA, November 12, 2009. The development model of Cuba that guarantees the rights of all the children is worthy of being studied, pointed out the Cuban reopresentative for the United Nations Fund for Children Juan Jose Ortiz.
Ortiz’ statements to Cuba’s National Information Agency Wednesday emphasized that the world has the ethic and moral responsibility to count on the Cuban results in the procedures used with children.
Ortiz pointed out that no Cuban children are among the millions of children who do not go to school, suffer malnutrition or are exploited, sexually or at work.
That is a reason why Ortiz reagrded the application of the Convention on the Rights of Children -an agreement approved in the UN General Assembly 20 years ago- in Cuba as paradigmatic.
Since January 1, 1959 Cuba started to put several programs and measures to favour the development of children and offer a special treatment to the mothers. (Cubaminrex – PL)