25 Sep 2017

Unicef says early years key to Pacific learning

From , 5:04 am on 25 September 2017

UNICEF says it is critical for Pacific governments to realise the first one thousand days of a child's life is the key to its future development and education.

The Pacific representative, Sheldon Yett, says a recent three day gathering of cabinet ministers from 15 nations has highlighted the importance of health, education, welfare and finance departments working together to benefit young children.

Mr Yett told Jenny Meyer the science is clear that investing in early childhood development is crucial.

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Photo: UNICEF Pacific/2016/JHing