UNDP resident representative in Jamaica endorses paternity leave

UNDP Resident Representative, Bruno Pouezat

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica is being encouraged to grant paternity leave to working fathers of newborns by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative, Bruno Pouezat, who disclosed that UNDP has adopted the gender inclusive policy in the Jamaica country office and across the world with good results.

“In our local office, men enjoy four weeks of paternity leave with full pay to support the mother, and care and bond with the new-born child,” he outlined. “We encourage Jamaica to implement paternity leave because UNDP staff, men and women, can testify that paternity leave improves family life and boosts male responsibility.”

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