The world is facing multiple challenges with huge impacts on humanity, requiring action from citizens, policy-makers, and activists. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and169 targets demonstrate the scale and ambition of the current global agenda. Many of these issues are interconnected, as global challenges can be mutually reinforcing. However, this also means that they can be solved synergistically, with actions in one area contributing to positive results in others.
This working paper focuses on two of these critical global challenges: violence against children and climate change. The links between the two are not always obvious, but they exist and are significant in terms of both causes and solutions.
The Key messages include:
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ARNEC holds webinars to connect the ECD community in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond on advocacies for early childhood development. ARNEC is committed to increase knowledge-base on ECD; we work with partners to generate and consolidate new knowledge through research, documentation of good practices, and the development and sharing of ECD tools and other resources.
ARNEC organised the webinar, Introduction to Save the Children's IDELA Data Explorer on 23 September, 6pm-7pm, Singapore time. The webinar was attended by ECCE/ ECD professionals, development workers, staff from NGOs, foundations, and academia from over 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
• Become an IDELA partner and gain access to the toolkit
• Check out the Data Explorer
• Watch other webinars by Save the Children on adaptation and translation, or electronic data collection
• See how others have used IDELA through our case studies
• Visit the Community of Practice to see dozens of questions and answers about IDELA
For more information on IDELA, please visit: https://idela-network.org/
This guidance note outlines key principles and practical measures for decision-makers to consider before, during and after the transition from closure to reopening. It focuses on safe operations in ECE settings, staff training and support, child well-being and development, and parental communication and support.
Please visit: https://www.unicef.org/documents/guidance-on-reopening-early-childhood-education-settings for additional resources, developed by UNICEF, for continuing professional staff support and enhancing communications with teachers and administrators, parents and primary caregivers, and decision-makers.
In this global call to action, the Early Childhood Peace Consortium entreats governments, policy makers and community leaders to safeguard the increasingly undermined rights of young children living in fragile contexts and to prioritize investment in their survival, development and protection.
We stand in solidarity and collaborate with the United Nations and the wider international community in the global response to this pandemic-induced humanitarian crisis.