Discussion on our UNICEF Commitments

UNICEF representative for Pacific Island Countries Mr Sheldon Yett presented his credentials to Hon. Prime Minister Henry Puna this week along with Secretary of Internal Affairs Anne Herman and her staff Rebecca Hosking-Ellis and No’oroa Numanga. Mr Yett will be conducting consultation on UNICEF projects currently at work in the Cook Islands including CEDAW and the CRC Convention for the Rights of the Child both of which the Cook Islands are signatories. Also discussed was the governments initiative to raise the Child Support age from 12 to 16 years in the upcoming budget, a move that was applauded by Mr Yett as the government looks for opportunities to invest back into the people of the Cook Islands.

Mr Yett commended the Cook Islands for their work in progressing these two initiatives and the work done by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Video courtesy of Cook Islands News.

UNICEF Mr Yett, Internal Affairs Staff and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Staff with Prime

Mr Yett presents his credentials to Prime Minister Puna

Mrs Rebecca Ellis Hosking, Mrs Nooroa Numanga and Internal Affairs Secretary Ms Anne Herman meet with Mr Yett and Prime Minister Puna

UNICEFs Sheldon Yett and Internal Affairs Secretary Ms Anne Herman and her staff at the Office of the Prime Minister