Thursday, November 03, 2011
Cuba Reelected Member of UNESCO Executive Board
November 2, 2011.- The Cuban ambassador to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Maria de los Angeles Florez, announced Wednesday the reelection of Cuba as member of the Executive Board of the international entity.
The decision, made during the 36th UNESCO General Conference underway in Paris, is an international acknowledgment to the island, the diplomat told PL.
She added that the reelection is rewarding and at the same time commits the island to keep on working, especially at a moment in which the U.S. government decided to withhold his payments to UNESCO following the acceptance of Palestine as a full member of the organization.
In relation to Washington’s move, Fidel Castro wrote in his most recent reflections published today by the national and international media, that the White House’s decision did not take anyone by surprise. He said the action shows the U.S. government’s total lack of ethical values.
UNESCO’s Executive Board, made up of 58 nations, is elected every four years. Its main functions include the execution of the program adopted by the General Conference, whose current sessions began October 25 and will wrap up November 10.
In addition to Cuba, the other countries elected from Latin America and the Caribbean were Brazil, Ecuador and Mexico.(Cubaminrex/ACN)