UNESCO Chair in Early Childhood Education and Sustainable Development (789), established in 2007 at Göteborg University (Sweden).


Early Childhood Education and Sustainable Development.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of early childhood education and sustainable development.
  • It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe and North America, and in other regions of the world.
  • The specific objectives of this Chair are:
  • To promote the principles enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as a fundamental text and point of departure for collaboration with universities in the North and South;
  • To teach children democratic values through sharing and respect for others at an early age, which is part of the quality education imperative that is emphasized at Göteborg University and a teacher training skills and awareness of the concept of knowledge;
  • To reinforce cooperation with parents;
  • To collaborate closely with universities in the North and South as an effective means of better targeting research that draws attention to early experiences and their impact on life-long learning and human development.

Host Institution

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Mrs Pam Fredman, Göteborg University
Vice Chancellor

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