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UNESCO will support Cuban efforts for computerization of society


HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 19 (ACN) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will support Cuba's efforts in the implementation of national policies for the computerization of society and the management of knowledge for sustainable development, for the period 2020-2024.

This was stated on Twitter by Yahima Esquivel, ambassador and Permanent Representative of Cuba to UNESCO, who shared a work that appears on the organization's page on the subject.
“In the complex informational and communicational framework of today's knowledge societies, the skills to create, access, share and preserve information are essential for life, study and work. They are also a necessity to face the main challenges of sustainable development”, she said.
Through the generation of spaces for dialogue between decision-makers, academy representatives, information providers, ministries, civil society institutions and other parties interested in the subject, the organization will contribute to generating policy documents and initiatives aimed at forge citizens with the necessary skills to create, access, share and preserve information in an ethical and responsible manner.
In alliance with the Subcommittee on Communication and Information of the Cuban National Commission at UNESCO and other relevant partners, UNESCO's Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean will develop preliminary diagnoses and support the formulation of recommendations for the creation of strategies, multisectoral programs for the promotion of Media and Information Literacy (AMI by its Spanish acronym), Esquivel added.
"With 7.1 million users connected to the internet and a vertiginous growth of those who access social networks, Cuba has an increasingly active participation in the digital public sphere," the text states.

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