Jamaica will host a three-day regional conference that will bring together students and researchers from across the Caribbean to present their child-related studies to policymakers and State agencies concerned with the care and development of children.

The 10th annual Caribbean Child Research Conference from November 4th will be held under the theme “Beyond 2015: Equality and Equity for All Children’.

It is being organized by the Planning Institute of Jamaica in partnership with the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, University of the West Indies, Mona, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the Caribbean Child Development Centre.

The organizers say that over the three days, discussion will focus on topics such as the future for Caribbean children; human trafficking; facilitating equality and equity for all children; early childhood development in Jamaica; securing the safety and protection of children in the early childhood years; and the rights of children with disabilities.

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