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Positive Early Childhood & The Culture of Peace

United Nations HQ NYC, 9 September 2014 - Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Former UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative speaks to an audience of distinguished guests at the Lunch Event on Early Childhood Development and Peace. (Photo N. Fallon)

Event on Early Childhood Development and Peace

On the occasion of the 2014 UN High-level Forum on The Culture of Peace on 9th September, Yale University along with members of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (a loose affiliation of global partners from multiple sectors, institutions and organizations engaged in peace building in early childhood development), UNICEF and the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace organized a luncheon with distinguished guests to discuss the transformative power of children and families as a pathway to peace. This page captures the knowledge, ideas and human spirit shared during the event.

Do peaceful childhoods create a peaceful world?
The John E. Fetzer Institute, Inc.

Loving, compassionate care during early development has been shown to yield happier, more productive children. A partnership between Yale University researchers and UNICEF is working to show that peaceful families ripple out to create a more peaceful world. More ....

This is a project of the Fetzer Advisory Council on the Natural Sciences.

Yale researchers participate in the U.N. Culture of Peace forum

"If we can make a difference early in family life, we can break cycles of maltreatment, and increase the likelihood of peace.” - James F. Leckman, MD, PhD, Yale University

Yale News / 29 September 2014 - Peacebuilding and early childhood development are rarely discussed together, but research studies support the idea that they are indeed connected, and can go a long way to ending cycles of violence on a global scale. To support this theory, four Yale Child Study Center researchers presented scientific evidence at a Sept. 9 United Nations luncheon showing that early development for children can be a transformative solution for promoting peace. More ...