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The latest news about the Bernard van Leer Foundation, our partners and the issues we work on.

Giving our youngest generation a voice in COP26 climate conversations

Published November 1, 2021

Young children need healthy environments to thrive. If you would like to learn and engage in dialogues – at COP26 and beyond – that give babies and toddlers a voice,… Read more

New platform shares more than 600 ideas for action for companies to support young children in Brazil

Published October 22, 2021

The Early Childhood Guide for Companies calls for corporations of all sizes across sectors in Brazil to make changes throughout the business ecosystem to support healthy child development and caregiver… Read more

Parenting Award in Brazil promotes good home visiting practices during the pandemic

Published October 20, 2021

100 Brazilian home visitors have been awarded for good practices in supporting families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Taking a collective breath: highlights from the Urban95 Convening on clean air

Published October 18, 2021

“We can survive two weeks without food, we can survive two days without water, but we can't survive more than two minutes without breathing. It is fundamental!” Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, an… Read more

Phase II of Urban95 officially launches in Udaipur

Published October 8, 2021

Last month saw the official launch event for Phase II of Urban95 in Udaipur. While the first phase was about piloting and testing, the second phase will move onto scaling. Read more

Brazil’s top TV channel shows films on early childhood

Published October 7, 2021

A series of short films on early childhood – Quanto mais Cedo, Maior (“the sooner, the bigger”) – has been broadcast at primetime on the largest commercial TV network in… Read more

New campaign in the Netherlands celebrates parents

Published October 6, 2021

An awareness-raising campaign about the importance of a child’s first 1,000 days, Ode to all parents, launched this week in the Netherlands. This period – approximately from a child’s conception… Read more

Video campaign on young children and air pollution in India

Published September 30, 2021

The Bernard van Leer Foundation and Clean Air Fund have launched a new video campaign to raise awareness about the impacts of air pollution on babies and toddlers in Indian… Read more

Brazil celebrates first ever Early Years Month

Published September 30, 2021

In August 2021, Brazil celebrated “Early Years Month” for the very first time. This same month also marked a year since the official launch of the Urban95 network in Brazil. Read more

Countdown 2030: new data dashboard will raise awareness of child and caregiver mental health

Published September 28, 2021

Countdown 2030, which launched earlier this week, is a new online dashboard that collates data on mental health by country. The Bernard van Leer Foundation is supporting the initiative as… Read more