You are invited to the launch of the:
GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT PARENTS: A Call-to-Action
The evidence is clear: parents and the environment at home are central pillars in supporting children’s health and development. The quality of parenting practices is a key determinant of every child’s ability to develop their cognitive, emotional, and social potential and resilience against adversity.
Together, our agencies invite partners to join us in our aim to elevate parenting and family support so that every child, and their family, can receive the support they need for optimal development, as the foundation of building human capital.
UNICEF estimates that more than one billion children are at risk due to the increased isolation from school closures, the financial hardship of families, and the disruption of child protection, health, education, and other services because of the pandemic. Intensified collective action and amplification of collaborative efforts are urgently needed for greater impact.
During this event, we will present our inter-agency vision for scaling up support and working with parents and caregivers along with a collective action framework and a call-to-action for governments, implementers, researchers, policymakers, advocates, and donors.
Please join us and help spread the word across your networks.