World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education

  • When : 14th November 2022

  • Time : 8:00am - 5:00pm MSK - Moscow Standard Time GMT+03:00

  • Moderator :

  • Advocacy : ECD Governance, Policy, and Financing

  • Panelists : Programme agenda is available on:


Join us virtually in the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education, 14-16 November 2022, Tashkent time (GMT+5). Image removed.

All sessions on 15-16 Nov will be livestreamed on UNESCO’s YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn in English, French and Russian.

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-> LinkedIn: UNESCO's profile link (live video link will be available only when the livestreaming starts):

For more information, please visit WECCE website at

About the event

From 14 to 16 November 2022, the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (WCECCE) will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The world conference will reaffirm the right of every young child to quality care and education from birth and urge Member States to renew and expand their commitment to and investment in ensuring that access of all girls and boys to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.

The conference is hosted by the Republic of Uzbekistan and organized by UNESCO.

Early childhood fundamental rights and services are the foundation for achieving positive child development, family well-being, lifelong learning, and sustainable development; therefore, all nations should give their highest priority to providing quality early childhood care and education by 2030.

Implementation of effective early childhood care and education policies and services enables countries to protect and guarantee the rights of every child. It also allows for maximum return on investment into child and family development, to transform society and build better communities.



  • Take stock of the progress of Member States towards achieving the SDG 4.2 target and other early childhood related SDGs targets.  
  • Exchange knowledge about key enablers, emerging research results, good practices, and innovations to put in place and scale up quality ECCE policies and programmes.  
  • Reaffirm quality ECCE as a right of all children and as the essential foundation for lifelong learning and socio-cognitive development.  
  • Identify opportunities, develop, and agree upon on a set of priorities and strategies to accelerate SDG4.2 progress and increase investment in ECCE on the part of governments and their partners.