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Friday, January 21, 2011

UNESCO Recognizes Cuba´s Humanitarian Labor in Haiti

Havana, Cuba, Jan 21.- The UNESCO special envoy to Haiti, Michaelle Jean, emphasized the health collaboration that Cuba has given to Haiti.

Jean, who is the former Governor General of Canada, made statements to Prensa Latina, in which she said, ¨Whenever we speak about health, we cannot forget to mention the support of this country,¨ and also stated that it is very important to maintain this fundamental link.

The general director of the U.N. organization of Education, Science, and Culture (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, expressed that the current situation in Haiti is a test in humanism.

The director reiterated the responsibility assumed by the U.N. with the people of this country, and lamented the fact that, one year after the devastating earthquake, uncertainty and precarious conditions still prevail.

Bokova added that Haiti has no oil or geo-strategic position, and for those reasons, it is a test to the international community to show its humanism. She added that it is necessary to continue despite the complex political situation now in Haiti. (RHC)


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