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UNDP director commends Tunisian people’s historic revolution

Published the:  02/02/2011

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February 2, 2011 - TAP - Executive Director of the United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP) Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi said that the “historic revolution” of the Tunisian people is a “great revolution that poses great challenges and hides countless opportunities”.
The United Nations official underlined, following her meeting with Education Minister and Official Spokesman for the interim government Taïeb Baccouche, on Wednesday morning, that UNDP’s role is important in backing up this crucial democratic process, voicing entire readiness to bring all necessary support to the development program to be proposed by the Tunisian government.
Besides, she underlined that the education ministry is entrusted with delicate missions since it is the first responsible of youth education and consecration of the values of citizenship and human rights. In this connection, she explained that UNDP will make available to the ministry the needed financial and human means for the implementation of its programs.
For his part, Mr. Taïeb Baccouche pointed out that the provisional government is determined to protect the Tunisian People’s Revolution and help it reach the stage of real democracy in which the people will choose its representatives through elections. Additionally, he said that the militias of the ousted president generated a social and political climate of terror and doubt. However, he asserted that now things have returned to normal and that security has improved remarkably, which is likely to favour building of a true state of law and institutions.