The above video slideshow captures the spirit of the U.N. High-level Political Forum side-event held at UNICEF NY. Photography by Erica Wong.
Can investing in the early years lead to sustainable development and peaceful societies?
NEW YORK, NY—On 17 July 2019, the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) co-hosted a special event at UNICEF House entitled, Small Asks for BIG Impact: Investing in the Early Years for Sustainable Development and Peaceful Societies.The opportune event coincided with the annual United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF2019. It drew a crowded and captivated audience of people representing multiple societal sectors. The event accentuated early childhood (age 0-6) as a critical window of opportunity to invest in early childhood development (ECD) services that offer a unique opportunity to make a cost-effective and sustainable impact on interrupting cycles of poverty and violence (ECPC, 2018).
A distinguished panel of seven 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 (SDGs) and to building ‘The Culture of Peace’.
► For a summary of the panel presentations, please read “Small Asks” event makes BIG impact during 2019 U.N. High-level Political Forum, by ECPC News.