Havana, Oct 4 (RHC) Maria de los Angeles Florez, Cuban ambassador to the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO), has called for a greater efforts to educate a world where there are millions of illiterate persons.
She said that while there has been some advances by world literacy initiatives like Education for All in the period 2003-2012, we are still far off from the goals we are committed to.
The UN General Assembly adopted an initiative to increase by 50 percent literacy indicators for 2015 and improve the quality of education, but the most recent UNESCO statistics show about 774 million illiterate adults in our world.
The Cuban diplomat called on UNESCO member nations to take new actions and use methods like the Cuban literacy program Yes, I Can,? which has been implemented in 28 countries of Latin America, Africa and Asia.
The UNESCO Executive Council meeting continues till October 11.
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