Manuel Manrique Castro, a Peruvian national, is author of several books on Latin American issues such as the origins of social policy, urban poverty and housing policies in the region. He writes a column on children’s issues for the newspaper El Mundo in Medellín, Colombia, where he resides. Manuel worked for 20 years with UNICEF where he was Programme Coordinator in Brazil, Representative in Colombia/Venezuela and Guatemala. While in México, Manuel worked as a producer of Plaza Sésamo. He is an active participant in the debates on C4D within the UN, drawing on his conviction that communication is essential to the promotion of social development and a culture of human rights.
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