By Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network, Nov 21st 2011
In 2000, the Bolivarian government of Venezuela embraced the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to achieve a better standard of living for the entire population. Venezuela’s remarkably rapid achievement of most of the MDGs compared to every other country in the world is a result of the Chavez government’s implementation of economic and social policies based on the principles underlying 21st century socialism.
In Venezuela, “Social investment has become a national strategy to achieve...the Millennium Development Goals,” said Jorge Valero, Venezuelan ambassador to the U.N in his speech yesterday at the Summit analysing the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals in New York. Valero also became the new president of the Movement of New or Restored Democracies.
At the 65th session of the Economic and Social Council of the United
Nations (ECOSOC), Venezuelan Vice-Minister for Health Resources, Dr. Julio César Alviarez presented the country's
progress in terms of fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals, with special
emphasis in the field of the right to health.