The Dominican Republic explains the social progress achieved at the UN

October 16, 2015

On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which is commemorated every October 17, the Dominican Republic has explained at the UN some of the most relevant advances in the social sphere achieved in recent years.

Through the exhibition “Changing the Face of the People” and in various panels held this Friday, the Dominican government has shared the encouraging results of some initiatives that have been launched in the educational, business and health fields and to eradicate poverty.

The Administrative Minister of the Presidency, José Ramón Peralta, highlighted some of these advances during the opening ceremony of the exhibition, in which, through photographs and videos, names and faces are given to some participants in these social programs and explained how they have changed his life.

“For us it is a pleasure, an honor and an opportunity to be able to present at the United Nations, on this international stage, where programs for humanity for the eradication of poverty are developed, to show what a small Caribbean country is doing and a small town that, despite the difficulties, continues to advance. “

The Dominican minister stressed that the objective of President Danilo Medina has been “to put people at the center of all public policies.”

He explained, for example, that the economy is growing at a rate of around 7% and that this is helping to reduce inequality since 788,000 people were lifted out of poverty in the last three years.

He also underlined the commitment to allocate 4% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to education and thereby improving care for thousands of children. He also alluded to the Extended Batch program, implemented nationwide, through which it has gone from 4 school hours to 8 hours and which includes breakfast, lunch and a snack for children.

“In the same way, we have achieved that more than 880,000 people are learning in literacy centers and very soon we will be able to overcome illiteracy forever in our country,” added José Ramón Peralta, who also reiterated his country’s commitment to the Goals of Sustainable Development of the Agenda for the next fifteen years.

October 16, 2015

On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which is commemorated every October 17, the Dominican Republic has explained at the UN some of the most relevant advances in the social sphere achieved in recent years.

Through the exhibition “Changing the Face of the People” and in various panels held this Friday, the Dominican government has shared the encouraging results of some initiatives that have been launched in the educational, business and health fields and to eradicate poverty.

The Administrative Minister of the Presidency, José Ramón Peralta, highlighted some of these advances during the opening ceremony of the exhibition, in which, through photographs and videos, names and faces are given to some participants in these social programs and explained how they have changed his life.

“For us it is a pleasure, an honor and an opportunity to be able to present at the United Nations, on this international stage, where programs for humanity for the eradication of poverty are developed, to show what a small Caribbean country is doing and a small town that, despite the difficulties, continues to advance. “

The Dominican minister stressed that the objective of President Danilo Medina has been “to put people at the center of all public policies.”

He explained, for example, that the economy is growing at a rate of around 7% and that this is helping to reduce inequality since 788,000 people were lifted out of poverty in the last three years.

He also underlined the commitment to allocate 4% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to education and thereby improving care for thousands of children. He also alluded to the Extended Batch program, implemented nationwide, through which it has gone from 4 school hours to 8 hours and which includes breakfast, lunch and a snack for children.

“In the same way, we have achieved that more than 880,000 people are learning in literacy centers and very soon we will be able to overcome illiteracy forever in our country,” added José Ramón Peralta, who also reiterated his country’s commitment to the Goals of Sustainable Development of the Agenda for the next fifteen years.