Ecuador’s government inaugurates emblematic program for agricultural development

President Lenin Moreno presented Saturday one of his government’s emblematic programs, the national minga, in which 2.5 billion were invested to strengthen agricultural development in Ecuador for the four following years.

Ecuador signs agreement with Amadeus to achieve intelligent tourism promotion

Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism and the global company Amadeus signed Wednesday an institutional agreement on intelligent tourism promotion in the country for new markets and to make the country brand more attractive for consumers.

Ecuador’s government, drivers and civil society reach agreement on road security

Ecuador’s government, the transportation sector and civil society reached Wednesday a national agreement on road security which aims at reducing accident rate and death toll in the country.

Ecuador to restore 2.600 health centers

During a meeting with town councils, President Lenin Moreno said he ordered “to stop building gigantic hospitals in cities. (…) we will especially focus on preparing, tidying up, and fitting health centers with cutting edge technology.”

Ecuador celebrates 208th anniversary of the First Cry for Independence

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno placed a floral arrangement in the Independence monument as part of his first activity to celebrate the 208th anniversary of the first cry for independence.

Ecuador talks about the country’s progress towards the elimination of racial discrimination at the UN

Minister of Justice Rosana Alvarado and delegates from the Attorney General’s Office, Foreign Ministry and National Council for Equality presented Tuesday Ecuador’s report before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Ecuador’s govenrment begins construction of housing project in Manabi

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Casa para Todos Mission (Homes for All), which involves the construction of 325.000 houses for poor families, began Tuesday in the coastal province of Manabí with the participation of President Lenin Moreno.

Ecuador takes action to guarantee the quality of education in the country

Ecuador’s Ministry of Education (MinEduc) announced Monday two measures to improve the country’s quality of education: the beginning of the sixth edition of the contest “Quiero Ser Maestro” (I want to be a teacher) which aims at recruiting 24.000 teachers and the launching of the Educational Support program.

Ecuador’s Ministry of Health aims at prevention, optimization of resources and improving service quality

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Minister of Health Veronica Espinosa highlighted the improvements of the public health system in Ecuador in the last decade and added that challenges in this new term will be to maintain sustainability of the system to guarantee the constitutional mandate of universal and free access and improve strategies that pursue better assistance for users.

UNESCO Director reaffirms cooperation commitment after meeting with Ecuadorian president

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno met Thursday with Director of the United Nations Education, Science, Culture Organization Irina Bokova who reaffirmed her commitment to support the National Development Plan.

Ecuador is committed to inclusive and accessible tourism

Ecuadorian Ministries of Labor and Tourism and the National Council for Disabilities (CONADIS for its acronym in Spanish) launched a “Guide to provide assistance to tourists with disabilities” which will allow presenting Ecuador as an inclusive and accessible destination for all.

New hospital of the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute to be inaugurated in December

President of the Board of Directors of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) Richard Espinosa visited Thursday the new hospital being built in southern Quito which is 73% complete and on which the government invested 198 million dollars in infrastructure, equipment and preventive maintenance for five years.

President Moreno ratifies his commitment to the most vulnerable

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno visited Wednesday the 20-acres-land where 5.000 houses will be built in southern Quito as part of the program “Casa para Todos”.

Ecuador’s government and teachers agree on taking action for quality education

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno held a meeting with the Teachers Network at the Carondelet government palace on Tuesday with the aim of discussing mechanisms to guarantee quality education for children in the country.

The Ecuadorian government’s priority is to fight gender violence

In 2016, there were 73 femicide cases in Ecuador; one woman was killed every 5 days in average but this year such amount doubled. there were 76 femicide cases only until June which means a woman is killed every two days and a half approximately.

Ecuador will tackle violence against women with an urgent health and public security program

Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno called on citizens to join a great national crusade to end violence against women and announced that his government will tackle the problem with an urgent health and public security program.

Public Network guarantees the right to free healthcare in Ecuador

Ecuador, through the Ministry of Public Health, received the 2017 United Nations Public Service Award which recognizes innovation and excellence in public services provided across the globe.

Ecuadorian Police seizes more than 47 tons of drug in first quarter of 2017

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The Ecuadorian Police has seized more than 47.24 tons of drug so far this year, said minister of the Interior Cesar Navas.

Ecuadorian Ministry of Justice prepares national strategy to reduce femide rates

The relaunching of a campaign called “Reacciona Ecuador” and coordinated work for the prevention of violence against women and femicides will be part of the national strategy the Ecuadorian Ministry of Justice will promote.

Foreign minister highlights Ecuador’s progress and challenges in women’s political participation

During an OAS thematic panel session on women, Ecuador’s foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa highlighted the progress made in his country and positive steps taken to recognize its rights and participation after the coming into force of the Montecristi Constitution in 2008 and urged upon a hemispheric crusade to fight violence against women.