AMERICA/PERU - Proposals of 60 adolescents for sustainable development and the overcoming of child poverty

Monday, 28 November 2016 minors  


Lima (Agenzia Fides) - A group formed by 60 adolescents from 11 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean presented a set of proposals for the achievement of Sustainable Development Objectives in 2030 and the overcoming of child poverty to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Of the 250 projects submitted, according to information sent to Fides, 15 were taken into consideration and proposed in the meeting that has just ended in Santiago, Chile. Among the proposals, the creation of family food farming to fight hunger in Haiti, an application for mobile phones with guidelines on sex education for adolescents in Argentina, a project for children under three years of age who live together with their mothers held in a women's prison in Peru. The initiative was attended by adolescents between 15 to 17 years of age from all over the continent. The young people selected were from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Haiti, and also focused on 17 Sustainable Development Objectives: fight against hunger, gender equality, an end to poverty and education. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 28/11/2016)