2018 Asia-Pacific Regional ECD Conference ‘Towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: what is a successful multi-sectoral approach to ECD?’ 5-7 JUNE 2018 Kathmandu, Nepal hosted by Government of Nepal
'The transformative power of ECD: The importance of holistic interventions'
1. Policies and programmes which address the holistic nature of ECD in a broader spectrum that integrates but is not limited to health and nutrition, responsive caregiving, early learning, and protection.
2. Approaches which focus on equitable access to, and participation in, these holistic programmes and which therefore address discrimination based on gender, economic status, vulnerability, language/ethnicity, disability, and geography.
3. Quality monitoring of outcomes/measurements/indicators (how countries monitor the ECD-related targets in the SDGs) with special reference to inequity.
Main Theme: ‘The transformative power of Early Childhood Development (ECD) for equitable development’
Main theme: Early Childhood Development on the Global Agenda: Building partnerships for Sustainability and Harmony