Global Action Week 2012 (22-28 April)
Global Action Week is a worldwide annual campaign organized by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) to raise awareness of the importance of Education for All. UNESCO actively supports the campaign by organizing activities in its Headquarters and Field Offices, mobilizing networks and encouraging Ministers of Education and all EFA partners to participate.
Using the slogan "Rights from the Start! Early Childhood Care and Education Now!", Global Action Week 2012 focused on the first of the six Education for All (EFA) Goals:
"Expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children".
Global Action Week 2012 allowed UNESCO to follow up on commitments made at the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) (27-29 September 2010, Moscow, Russian Federation) and mobilize stronger political support for the development of ECCE.