Doha, November 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba stressed its compliance with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in education during the recent World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE, for its acronym in English), diplomatic sources stressed today.
According to a note from the Embassy of the island in Doha, the intervention of the Cuban Deputy Minister of Higher Education Aurora Fernandez showed allowed delegates from several countries the achievements of the Caribbean nation in this field.
Fernandez and the director of Science and Technology Ministry, Marisol González, participated in the discussion held under the theme “Educating and training for growth and employment ‘time that the deputy minister mentioned the MDGs.
Before ministers from Brazil, Haiti, Palestine, Canada, Denmark and other countries, Cuban deputy minister commended the free, comprehensive and universal system of education and the results Cuba exhibits today.
She noted that these successes are recognized by various international organizations such as UNESCO and the World Bank, and are due to the political will of the government and the unquestionable support of the people.
She added that now the Caribbean nation, which participated for the fourth time in WISE, focuses on consummating the principles of the post-2015 development agenda adopted last September at the UN.
Likewise, Fernandez said, the island continues its efforts to help other sisters of developing nations through literacy programs as the world acclaimed Yo si puedo (Yes, I can) and the exchange with peer institutions.
The sixth edition of WISE in session on 4 and 5 November at the National Convention Center in Doha, hosted by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, chaired by Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.
Focused on the theme “Impact Investing: quality education for sustainable and inclusive development ‘, the event attracted more than 500 thousand experts, politicians and decision-makers from over 100 countries exchanged experiences on innovation and educational challenges.