UN to support Peru with social inclusion programs

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 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has stated it plans to support the government of Peruvian President Ollanta Humala in its efforts to achieve social inclusion in the country.

UNDP representative in Lima, Rebeca Arias noted that the UNDP has scheduled a $465 million fund for cooperation with Peru during the next five years, a significant portion of that amount would be for social inclusion programs.

The new cooperation agreement signed with Peru for the 2012-2016 period, would provide a series of programs such as improving basic services, addressing the chronic malnutrition of children, improving the quality of education and promoting bilingual education for indigenous and rural communities.

According to an article in Andina, Arias noted that the new agreement with Peru includes five major areas: economic growth with social inclusion and respectable work, strengthening democratic governance and social protection and access to basic social services.

As well as programs focusing on environmental management, climate change, disaster management, and protection of cultural heritage.

"You have to work hard so that people in poverty or extreme poverty can have access to basic social services (…) but we must also promote initiatives to enable people to obtain their own income and be self-sustaining," she said.

 

465 million fund for cooperation with Peru during the next five years,

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