Paris, June 28 (RHC)-- Cuba's First Deputy Minister of Education, Cira Piñeiro, reiterated today at UNESCO the island's commitment to inclusive and quality education.
Our message at this pre-summit on education is one of commitment, of continuing to make progress in fulfilling the goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, particularly number four, which refers to achieving quality education for all, she said in statements to Prensa Latina.
Piñeiro heads the Cuban delegation to the forum that is in session in this Paris from June 28 to 30. It is a prelude to the Education Summit convened by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on September 19 in New York in the context of the high-level segment of the General Assembly.
According to the first deputy minister, since the triumph of the Revolution on January 1, 1959, the Caribbean island established an accessible and inclusive education system, the seed of its current successes in the sector.
"Today, we can say that in Cuba, we have practically met the goals reflected in the 2030 Agenda," she said. Still, she added that efforts should continue to raise education quality.
Based on this vision, she added, we assumed UNESCO's proposal to carry out a national consultation on key issues ranging from inclusive and quality education and teacher training to using information and communication technologies.
Another issue to be analyzed is financing, which in Cuba represents a great challenge, given the impact of the blockade imposed on us by the United States.