The MDG evaluation seminar for Latin America and the Caribbean ends with a public ceremony
On Friday 7 December 2012, a public ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Deputy President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. During that ceremony, delegations delivered speeches and presented their conclusions :
Outlook on education and family development
There is a worrying trend in favour of privatising education and undermining state-funded tuition. This creates inequalities in education and, above all, excludes those who are unable to pay for private education, with the result that they are destined to receive sub-standard tuition which exacerbates inequalities and social divisions. As one parent from Haiti explained: A child who cannot attend school because he does not have money for transportation, or because his parents don't have a cent to give him â€¦ maybe today he'll go without money in his pocket for the fare, or without having eaten a thing, but tomorrow, he won't be able to take any more and he just won't go back.
Bolivia played host to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Evaluation Seminar in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Millennium Development Goals Evaluation Seminar in Latin America and the Caribbean took place with the participation of delegations from Haiti, Guatemala, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. The event was held at the Freedom Workshop and Conference Centre in the city of La Paz between 2 and 9 December 2012.
Over 50 persons participated in the seminar, sharing their experiences and thoughts, as well as the characteristic culture of each of these countries. The language barrier proved to pose no problem with the help of human and technical resources providing interpreting services in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Haitian creole and Quechua..
Special UN Rapporteur for Human Rights and Extreme Poverty.
An analysis from the perspective of the daily reality of those living in poverty and extreme poverty.
As part of the first Millennium Development Goals Evaluation Seminar (of the ATD Fourth World project in Latin America and the Caribbean, participating delegations discussed everyday problems, such as maternal and child health.