Recognizing the interconnectedness of social development and peace articulated in the new Sustainable Development Goals, UNICEF is working with partners on innovative early childhood development (ECD) interventions to reduce violence, promote peace, and provide a robust foundation for children to grow into healthy, active and engaged community members. There are a number of specific ways ECD programming can contribute to peacebuilding, which are captured in the Learning for Peace programme resources below.

Contributions of Early Childhood Development Services to Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace Contributions of Early Childhood Development Services to Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace (English | Spanish | French | Arabic | Turkish) Contributions of Early Childhood Development Programming to Sustainable Peace and Development Contributions of Early Childhood Development Programming to Sustainable Peace and Development
brief Early childhood development and peacebuilding issue brief; UNICEF, 2016 (English | French | Spanish | Turkish) Early Childhood Education and Peacebuilding in Postconflict Northern and Eastern Uganda Early Childhood Education and Peacebuilding in Post-conflict Northern and Eastern Uganda
Early Childhood Education and Peacebuilding in Areas of Ongoing Conflict and in Refugee Settlements in Western Uganda ECE and Peacebuilding in Areas of Ongoing Conflict and in Refugee Settlements in Western Uganda A Systematic Policy Review of Early Childhood Development and Peacebuilding in fourteen Conflict-affected and Post-conflict countries A Systematic Policy Review of Early Childhood Development and Peacebuilding in fourteen Conflict-affected and Post-conflict countries (Full)
A Systematic Policy Analysis of Early Childhood Development and Peacebuilding in fourteen Conflict - affected and Post - conflict countries A Systematic Policy Analysis of Early Childhood Development and Peacebuilding in fourteen Conflict-affected and Post-conflict countries (Summary)
Learning for Peace - CDI Women's Group and ECD Video
video still Peacebuilding through early childhood development centers in Cote d’Ivoire (UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire, 2015) Video
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