The first UNESCO Regional Partners Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean concluded

With an important participation of OAS officials, the Forum fulfilled its main mission: to create opportunities for collaboration

On October 3 and 4, the UNESCO Regional Partners Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean was successfully held in Panama City, a meeting in which international organizations, public and private initiative gathered to share ideas, data and perspectives on the actions that should be carried out in the region with the objective to achieve a constant improvement of educational, social and cultural conditions.

The participation of the Organization of American States was extremely fruitful, with Cecilia Martins, specialist in education of the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment of the Organization making important contributions in the parallel meeting “Focus on Teacher Professional Development”, held out on the first day of activities.

In this meeting, professionals and specialists in the development of teachers shared points of view and actions that they consider important to improve the conditions of educators throughout the region. In the case of Mrs. Martins, one of the most important points is the development of State policies that favor the continuous progress of the issue in any country of the continent.

On the second day of the Forum, Melissa Cabrera, representative of the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights – OAS, participated in the panel discussion: “Access to Information and Freedom of Expression” together with specialists in the field of different countries in the region.

During her speech, Melissa emphasized the obligations and challenges of establishing and guaranteeing freedom of expression for international organizations in a digital world.

The UNESCO Regional Partners Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean concluded after two days in which all the representatives of the organizations, companies and governments managed to route actions in the region with the aim to a substantial improvement in education-related issues, gender equality, cultural, among others.

 

 

 

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