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Tackle illiteracy to improve 'catastrophic' human rights in Haiti - U.N. expert

Mar 20, 2015    

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Combating widespread illiteracy in Haiti must be a priority if progress is to be made on its dire human rights record and on lifting people out of poverty, a United Nations expert said.Gustavo Gallon, a U.N. independent expert, who will present his latest report on the rights situation in Haiti to the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council next week, said because roughly half of Haiti's 10 million people are unable to read or write, many can't enjoy their basic rights."Haiti faces a very serious and catastrophic human rights situation that goes back m...

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