SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, December 26, 2017 – The Women’s National Volleyball Team of the Dominican Republic has received an invitation to join the campaign #Para2030, an initiative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The “Queens of the Caribbean” are invited to participate in the recording of a video while mentioning in a brief message associated to one of the 17 Objectives of Sustainable Development in the Caribbean nation what the country needs to eliminate poverty.

According to the 2016 Regional Report of Human Development in Latin America, the rate of poverty in the Dominican Republic sits around 30.5% with almost 1 million people in the strip of vulnerability and under risk of a relapse for different causes.

In a letter to NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz from Lorenzo Jiménez, the resident representative of the UNDP, he states that “in the face of this reality it becomes more urgent to convene all the actors from all sectors of the society to join their voices to eradicate the poverty in Dominican Republic.”

Mr. Jimenez adds that “the Agenda 2030 and the OSD represent an important challenge that will require ambitious and innovative answers from the Dominican society.”

“We hope to count with the voices of the Queens of the Caribbean to call the attention about the importance of this commitment and thus contributing together to eliminate poverty in the Dominican Republic,” he concludes.