Launch of the Global Partnership Strategy for Early Childhood
Event date: 
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 13:30
Event end date: 
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 14:30
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Monday, December 6, 2021 - 13:30
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Since July 2020, UNESCO has received the support of Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, UNESCO's Special Envoy, to facilitate the creation and implementation of a Global Partnership Strategy (GPS) for Early Childhood. The launch of the Strategy is a unique opportunity to bring together a wide range of stakeholders and partners from around the world to discuss progress, successes, and challenges in ensuring full participation and access to quality learning opportunities for all learners. 


The UNESCO report Right from the start: Build inclusive societies through inclusive early childhood education reiterates the importance of countries' efforts and commitments towards target 4.2 of the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), which is to ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality pre-primary care and education to enable them to be ready for primary school.

The discussions will focus on the five strategies identified in the GPS

  1. Harness evidence for action and rights
  2. Leverage data, monitoring and evaluation for accountability
  3. Promote countries’ efforts to scale-up access, inclusion, equity and quality
  4. Assist countries and international agencies to strengthen policy, governance, financing and advocacy
  5. Galvanize international and national coordination and cooperation

The event will aim to

  • Widely disseminate and promote the GPS, including its vision, orientations, results and key priority areas.
  • Raise awareness on how the GPS can contribute to the development of ECCE/ECD services for child and family development as the foundation of lifelong learning.  
  • Mobilize and engage all stakeholders to effectively enhance the GPS by synergizing their actions.
  • Encourage the strengthening of collaborative partnership networks at global, regional, and national levels to mobilize support, emphasizing the idea that a collective action can contribute to change.


Interpretation will be provided in English and French. 

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