Saturday, May 05, 2007

UN Praises Bolivia's Reforms


UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Jean Ziegler, praised Bolivia as an example of a country where social transformations favors everyone equally. After almost a week in La Paz , Ziegler said health and education programs, supported by Cuba, are an example of President Evo Morales' achievements.

Many other government are still far from attaining UN Millennium Goals which include free medical services, a zero malnutrition program and the national campaign to teach 1.2 million people to read and write, he said, all of which are actively pursued in Bolivia.

According to the expert, the international community must learn from democracy in Bolivia and he went on to describe the nationalization of hydrocarbons as an 'an exemplary decision'.

He explained that he will be examining national policies and programs established by the Bolivian government to facilitate availability and access to food and water in his appointed mission.

The UN envoy also encouraged Bolivia to seek membership of the Permanent Human Rights Council in Geneva, in recognition of its work in that matter.


*Originally published by Press TV

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