United Nations, UNICEF Praise Venezuelan Equality As Government Takes On Steep Housing Goals

Yesterday Niky Fabiancic, Resident United Nations Coordinator for Venezuela, praised Venezuela’s prowess in meeting the United Nations’ Millennium Goals. “Venezuela is one of the leading countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in reducing inequality,” Fabiancic said.

By Arlene Eisen

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Caracas, 9th May 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com)- Yesterday Niky Fabiancic, Resident United Nations Coordinator for Venezuela, praised Venezuela’s prowess in meeting the United Nations’ Millennium Goals. “Venezuela is one of the leading countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in reducing inequality,” Fabiancic said.

The country is also among the top five Latin American nations to drastically reduce childhood hunger, infant mortality and maternal childbirth mortality. At the same time, Kiyomi Kawaguchi, a UNICEF representative, reported to the Venezuelan National Assembly that Venezuela has met the Millennium Goals in children’s education and children’s rights. Between the years 2009-2010, some 7,700,000 students attended school, an increase of 24% over the previous ten years.

Likewise, Venezuelan Project Canaima, through which the government distributes laptops as a matter of right to primary and high school students, was awarded a prize in 2013 by UNESCO for pioneering in technical literacy.

Venezuelan Housing and Habitat Minister, Ricardo Molina, announced yesterday the ministry is on target in meeting their goal to build 727,000 new houses by the end of 2014.

Molina explained, “This is the joint commitment of an immense number of people who are working with love to advance the Great Venezuela Housing Mission.” (GMVV) Some 1,100,000 workers and others are mobilized in 40 different cities,  to participate in this great building campaign. The construction relies on public servants, grassroots organizers, community volunteers, and some private companies contracted by the government.

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