We Commit to Supporting Early Childhood Development

Children are the cornerstone of sustainable development. They represent the future, and ensuring their healthy growth and development ought to be a prime concern for all societies. They need to receive appropriate care and support to enable their optimal development and manifest their full potential and unique qualities, personalities, talents, and abilities. Successful societies safeguard their future by continually striving to improve the well-being of their children.

In an attempt to maximise our efforts to enhance the programmes and policies that help young children reach their full potential, we will join forces with grass-roots organisations, helping spread the message and bringing to the agenda the importance of early childhood development and the impact on the future of our children.

Children are not only the beneficiaries of sustainable development but also the heroes of our time. They have the right to be heard and to be involved in the decisions that shape their lives and their communities. They have the ability to inspire, to innovate, and to challenge the status quo. Empowering children to be active citizens and to express their views is essential for building a more just and peaceful society.

Children are also the most resilient and adaptable to the changing world. They face many threats and challenges, such as climate change, poverty, inequality, violence, and conflict, but they also have the potential to overcome them and to create positive change. They need our protection and support to ensure their access to quality education, health care, nutrition, water, sanitation, and social protection, but they also need our trust and respect to unleash their creativity and agency.

Children are the key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 global goals that aim to transform our world by 2030. The SDGs recognise that children are at the centre of development and that investing in their well-being is crucial for creating a better future for everyone. The SDGs also acknowledge that children have specific needs and rights that must be addressed and respected in the implementation of the agenda.

Children are the hope and promise of a sustainable future. They have the vision, the passion, and the courage to shape the world they want to live in. They have the values, the principles, and the ethics to guide their choices and actions. They have the skills, the knowledge, and the competencies to lead the way and to make a difference. They are the ones who will inherit the world we leave behind, and they deserve nothing less than our best efforts to ensure their well-being and happiness.