SUVA, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Fiji marked World Population Day on Monday, looking at ways to ensure that the Pacific island nation benefits fully from its human resources as a whole.
"Investing in teenage girls is not only the right thing to do from a personal level as individuals, but it is also fundamentally smart economy," said the government-owned Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC).
Dr. Laurent Zessler, the United Nations Population Fund's Pacific director and representative, said every teenage girl has the right to a safe and successful transition into adulthood and the right to embrace the opportunities that the future holds for them.
In Fiji, the United Nations Population Fund is working with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and the Ministry of Youth and Sports to finalize a training manual for young people in sexual reproductive health, which includes a training for trainers, according to the FBC.
World Population Day is observed on July 11 every year. The theme this year is "Investing in teenage girls."