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Early Care For Child Development And Sustainable Development Goals.

Building on the achievements of Millenium development goals (MDGs), on September 25th 2015, the United Nations took the historic step to adopt the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development —an action plan for people, planet and prosperity (1). Leaders from 193 countries endorsed the sustainable development goals (SDGs). In the SDGs there are 17 goals and 169 targets. The SDGs have widespread approval and endorsement by a large number of countries and promoted by prominent international agencies including UNICEF (2) UNESCO (3) WHO (4) UNDP (5) the World Bank (6) and prominent financial institutions (7). These transformational goals have added new dimensions to the global developmental agenda. For the first time early childhood development (ECD) is a key part of many SDGs.

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