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World Bank will launch report on Afrodescendants in Latin America

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  • Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:13
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The World Bank will present its report on "Afrodescendants in Latin America: Towards an Inclusion Framework" in Costa Rica, which seeks to reveal the progress and challenges of the region on this population.

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, as well as the Vice President of the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar will participate in the official ceremony.

The report will analyze this population, which has historically been discriminated against and which are mostly in poverty, with little access to health, education and employment opportunities.

The objective is to show the reality of Afrodescenndants so that countries generate public policies to eliminate social and economic exclusion in Latin America.

The report will be presented by the principal director of Global Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Practice of the World Bank, Ede Ijjasz-Vásquez.

Subsequently, representatives from Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil and Colombia will hold a round table to discuss the data and the importance of eliminating discrimination against Africandescendants. 

 

Source: EFE

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