Siobhan Fitzpatrick, PhD, CEO of Early Years presents at the 2014 UN High-level Forum ECPC lunch event. Photo: NS Fallon.



Hope for the world’s most vulnerable children impacted by COVID-19. ECPCs presentation at the C20 Summit 2020

This year's virtual C20 Summit, as predicted,  was the biggest virtual gather of thousands of civil society leaders and change makers in the G20 process! Watch the ECPC panel session recording to learn how investing in early childhood care and education can combat COVID-19’s short- and long-term impact on children living among conflict, war, and displacement.

International Conference on Early Childhood

The Palestinian Institute for Childhood launched the International Conference on Childhood, entitled "Children, Hope, Peace". The conference "formed an opportunity to gather high-level experiences in the field of childhood to advance the realities of childhood in Palestine" that is under occupation. (2019, Nov 4-5) 

No Street Address. The global magnitude of children's homelessness

Report on the side event at the 58th U.N. Commission on Social Development addresses the detrimental effects of homelessness on the world’s most vulnerable and stresses the critical role of Early Childhood Development in building more cohesive and inclusive societies. (17 February 2020)

No Street Address. The impact of homelessness on single mothers and their children

Report on the side event at the 58th U.N. Commission on Social Development addresses the harmful effects of homelessness on single mothers and their children that can be mitigated by improved shelter systems, innovative support programs including access to education, and good governance. (Co-sponsored by the ECPC, 18 February 2020)

Early Childhood Development Advances The Culture of Peace

On 29 November 2018 at Yale University, the ECPC co-hosted a conference that featured a global team of peacebuilding experts who championed the transformative power of children and families as agents of change for peace. Together, they revealed a proven theory of change and sounded global call to action.  Presented in this section is a 14-part video series that captures their knowledge, energy and inspiration.

Small asks for BIG impact: Investing in the early years for sustainable development and peaceful societies

On 17 July, the ECPC co-hosted a special event at UNICEF HQ during the 2019 United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. A distinguished panel of seven including high-level experts from science, practice, governance and civil society presented on the growing evidence base for investing early, including how early childhood programs and services contribute to multiple 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and building ‘The Culture of Peace’. 
This resource section provides knowledge sharing products that have been produced from ECPC hosted events and conferences.


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