National Government and UN create social care system

Venezuelan authorities met on Thursday with representatives of the United Nations (UN), to evaluate a working methodology between state institutions and various agencies of the international organization, in relation to what will be a social care system.
After the meeting ended, those present offered statements to the press. The Chancellor of the Republic, Jorge Arreaza, explained that the care system – called Coordination Team for Cooperation and Assistance – has six areas: nutrition, health, food security, education, water and sanitation and hygiene.
“We must say that work with the United Nations has been made much more efficient. We have reviewed information from both the ministries of health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) where there are positive indicators regarding the drastic eradication of cases of malaria, diphtheria, measles, from the joint action of the Venezuelan State in all its levels (…) with the United Nations system”, he added.
The Chancellor said that it is necessary for Venezuela to work together with other organizations, due to the economic and financial blockade imposed by the United States (US) Government:
“These are unilateral sanctions that generate suffering and serious consequences for the people”, he denounced. Among the cooperation with the UN, he positively assessed the growth of the organization’s agencies in Venezuela, such as the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).
He indicated that the World Food Program (WFP) will soon be installed in the country. He also said that the UN and its entities have a presence in the production plans, planting and feeding plans of the National Government.
The minister warned that next week he will hold a meeting with members of the United Nations and the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro: “We have to take care of this work, and we thank the United Nations system. Next week there will be an accountability meeting with the President of the Republic in Miraflores”, he said.
The resident coordinator of the United Nations System in Venezuela, Peter Grohmann, was at the meeting, and addressed the press.
He emphasized that the help to provide will be focused on people in a situation of vulnerability. “Humanitarian assistance will not solve all of Venezuela’s problems, it is important to emphasize that the focus is on the most needy, most vulnerable people in the country, be they children, pregnant women, people in movement (migrants), and indigenous peoples”, he said.
He explained that the new system seeks for the National Government and the United Nations to work in a coordinated and orderly manner.