Conference calls for new commitment to early childhood care and education
The conference participants adopted 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.
Closing the conference, Vice-President of the Seychelles Danny Faure requested that UNESCO also lead the completion of “the Holistic Child Development Index” to allow countries to follow progress towards ECCE and lay the ground for a major review to be carried out in 2015.
The first ever World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) was organized by UNESCO from 27 to 29 September 2010 in Moscow in cooperation with the Russian Federation. Around 1,000 participants attended the Conference from 101 Member States, including 67 Minister and Vice-Ministers and representatives of UN agencies, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, foundations and other civil society institutions. More
Interviews with Nobel prize-winner James Heckman and Moscow’s Mayor Yuri Luzhkov on website of World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education