CREATING A GLOBAL MOVEMENT FOR PEACE THAT DRAWS ON THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

In every language, there is a word for peace;
in every language, there is a word for children
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childIncreased conflict and the lasting impact of violence on children, families, and communities is drawing a response from the Early Childhood Peace Consortium. Among the sponsors of this newly-formed group are Yale University, UNICEF, and the Sesame Workshop. This group brings together leaders from international organizations, academia, practice, philanthropy, media and development institutions.

Some elements of the action agenda include:

  • To join with member states to advocate for the drafting of a UN resolution on ECD and peace building that complements other peace building resolutions
  • To leverage the potential of partners and networks working to advance proven, sustainable ECD interventions and peace building
  • To link emerging knowledge from bio-behavioral and environmental sciences with existing programs

If you are interested in joining the Consortium, please go the following website:  www.unicef.org/childsurvival/index_70495.html

 

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