El Blog de Mariela Castro

2014. New opportunities for the future of humanity.

The year 2014 could be crucial for the future of humanity, if we achieve that the topics related to sexual and reproductive health and rights are addressed and included in the new Post-2015 Agenda for Development. During 2014, several regional and world meetings will be carried out between representatives of all Member States of the UN, in order to negotiate the bases of a new framework for development, which should contemplate the elimination of poverty and promotion of social, economic and environmental sustainability as an essential objective. The Millennium Development Goals, whose 15-year horizon ends in 2015, constituted an incentive for mobilizing the international community in the pursuit of their achievement. However, exacerbation of the structural conditions that generate different inequality and inequity gaps, resistance to modifying traditions based on prejudices or attachment to historical power positions of some groups over others, continue to interfere in the path of dialogue…

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