Unesco Director General Meets Cuban Environment Minister

Paris, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Unesco’s Director General, Irina Bokova, met with Cuban Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, Elba Rosa Perez, who leads her country”s delegation to the world summit on climate change.

During the meeting, they held an extensive exchange on the state of the negotiations taking place in the context of the global event; the impact of climate change, particularly for developing countries and, specifically, for small island states, as is the case of the Caribbean nation.

Both officials agreed on the need to find an ambitious solution that guarantees the existence of man and his sustainable development.

Bokova thanked the visit of the minister and recognized the active participation of the Caribbean nation in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

She also referred to some projects in which the sector of science works, such as the technology supplying mechanism for developing nations.

On the other hand, Perez commented on the actions carried out in her country to adapt to climate change, and the efforts the government is carrying out as part of its comprehensive development strategy.

Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences Sector at Unesco; and officials from her office, participated in the meeting.

Cuban Permanent Delegate at Unesco, ambassador Dulce Buergo; as well as other members of the official delegation to the global summit on climate change in session at Le Bourget complex, north of this capital, were present on the Cuban side.

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