Advancing the Early Childhood Care and Education Agenda: Inclusive Innovative Dialogue towards a Global Partnership Strategy

UNESCO Education Sector and ECDAN

The High-Level Session on ‘Advancing the Early Childhood Agenda: High Level Session towards a Global Partnership Strategy’, organized by UNESCO, took place on 28 January 2021 under the leadership of the UNESCO Assistant Director General for Education and Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien. It was organized as a follow up to the technical Session held on 16 December 2020, which aimed to stimulate discussion and collect experts’ inputs on key enabling factors to advance the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)/Early Childhood Development (ECD) agenda for the preparation of the draft Global Partnership Strategy (GPS).

This High-Level Session, which included the presence of ministers and high-level personalities from around the globe, aimed at launching the process for preparing and adopting the GPS to define the way forward. The goal of this dialogue was to move ECCE/ECD into action with concrete, practical initiatives to ensure each country meets its national development objectives for early childhood education and development. This report summarizes the main findings of the High-Level event.