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Atlas on Children and Teenagers in Cuba was Presented in Havana

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Atlas on Children and Teenagers in Cuba was Presented in HavanaHAVANA, Cuba, Feb 9 (ACN) An atlas on children and teenagers in Cuba, first of its type in the country and region, was presented on Friday at the Master Lecture Hall of the University of Havana, as part of the activities of the 27th International Book Fair.

The text was the result of cooperation between the National Statistics and Information Office (ONEI), University of Havana (UH) and UNICEF and the first source used was the information given by the Population and Housing Census carried out in the country in 2012.

The UNICEF representative in the country, Maria Machicado highlighted that the information in the book constitutes a guide which will facilitate in implementing programs and comply with equity and commitment of the Objective for Sustainable Development.

We can record the achievements, improve strategies and draft new ways in focusing investments and efforts where it is most needed, she said.

The coordinator of the Atlas, Luisa Iniguez, on behalf of the group of authors pointed out that the maps are very useful tools aimed at complementing the learning process and the study of a determined phenomenon.

She added that one of the conclusions in the text is that the relationship of children and teenagers depend on the structural, cultural, individual and family context.

The Director of ONEI, Juana Maria Pantoja pointed out that the project began in 2015 and the maps, graphics and analytical texts that make up the atlas have information of some 15 million articles.

The President of the Commission that Attends Children, Youth and rights equality of Women in the Cuban Parliament, Arelys Santana and Second Secretary of the Federation of Cuban Women, said that the book constitutes a relevant contribution for society.

She added that the atlas does a valuable characterization in decision making that involved institutions in order to draft public policies.

It is an example of how to use statistics in favor of development, concluded Santana.

 

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