Geneva, Jun 9. -Cuba received the recognition of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) during a day devoted entirely to the topic of children.
In the 57th session of CRC, the Cuban delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno presented the report related to the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
As customary in such meetings connected with the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the 18 expert members of the CRC launched numerous questions in a lively interactive discussion.
In general, appraisals recalled the negative impact of the U.S. blockade against Cuba for the implementation of some programs in favor of children and adolescents. Experts, especially those from Ghana, Peru, Uganda and Spain, as well as the Secretary and Chair of CRC, Swiss Jean Zermatten, extolled Cuban achievements in health, education, sports and culture. Sources of the Cuban delegation and the UNICEF representative in Havana told Prensa Latina their satisfaction with the results of the meeting and praises received.