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United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
Publication Date: 
29 Sep 2010


UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has opened the first ever World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education in Moscow. The conference brings together ministers from 65 countries, along with experts, academics and practitioners of early childhood care and education. The conference is hosted by UNESCO, the Government of the Russian Federation and the City of Moscow.

The conference closed with participants adopting the Moscow Framework of Action, which outlines a number of challenges that must be tackled to achieve ECCE goals. These include a lack of political commitment, inadequate public funding, low external support and effective delivery of services. Poverty and cultural barriers in many parts of the world, including in occupied territories and conflict and disaster affected areas, also deny access to ECCE for millions of children.

Press releases from the conference

Conference calls for new commitment to early childhood care and education
29 Sep 10

Market control of ECCE is not an option
29 Sep 10

Education of Roma children among the subjects of World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education
28 Sep 10

Opening address -- Early childhood care and education: the earlier the better
27 Sep 10

Media coverage

Boosting Russia's childcare blues
Moscow News, 29 Sep 10

Half of Roma children drop out of primary school, UN-backed report says
Sofia Echo, 28 Sep 10

Turkey to expand preschool education
Daily News and Economic Review, 28 Sep 10

Education Minister in leads Canadian delegation in Moscow conference
Regina Leader-Post, 27 Sept 10

Africa urged to catch up on early childhood education
Afrique en ligne, 27 Sep 10

UNESCO conference in Moscow addresses pre-school education
People Daily Online, 27 Sep 10

Mehriban Aliyeva: Azerbaijan pays great attention to development of early childhood education
Trend, 27 Sep 10

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29 Sep 2010
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