By Isiye Ndombi, Deputy Regional Director, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Office
|With the right support adolescents like Suglegmaa, 13 from Mongolia, can thrive.|
To help her stay in school, UNICEF supported gender-sensitive toilet facilities.
Adolescence is a critical juncture in our lives. After 25 years with UNICEF, 12 of which have been in the Asia-Pacific Region, I have seen first-hand the benefits of giving adolescents the right support, as well as the damaging repercussions if they are neglected.