Posted on February 16, 2017 6:05 pm
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Without Reducing Social and Economic Inequalities, Peace in Colombia Will Be Very Difficult

The peace agreement reached between the Government and FARC opens great opportunities and challenges for the country, but if inequality is not reduced, building peace will be very difficult

That was the conclusion reached by President Juan Manuel Santos and Nobel laureate Joseph Stigliz, who discussed the country’s future economic developments during theĀ forum “The Future of Colombia: Social Justice and Economy,” organized by The Universidad del Rosario, EL TIEMPO, the Hanns Seidel Foundation and UNDP.

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Stiglitz also called for improved educational policies: “What separates the more developed countries from the less developed ones is the knowledge gap. We have to invest in education.”

Santos closed by saying that his government’s goal is to leave the next generations “a country in peace, a country with more equality and a more educated country”. El Tiempo