Report focuses on 10 year olds

Update: 9:30PM A REPORT was launched in Suva today by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) which highlights the need to invest in the lives of an estimated 60 million 10-year-old girls in the world today.

Titled 10: How our future depends on a girl at this decisive age, the report provides essential actions for the 10-year-old girl in the areas of law, service, policy, investments, data and norms.

The report also establishes that over the next 15 years alone, developing countries together stand to gain or forfeit $21million, depending on whether they invest in the well-being, education and independence of their  10-year-old girls today or not.

Speakers during the launch included Government statistician Epeli Waqavonovono, UNICEF representative Sheldon Yett and a rep from the Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.

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