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

Habitat III conference includes focus on young children

Published October 14, 2016
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The Foundation's India representative, Dharitri Patnaik, will speak next Wednesday at the Foundations & Philanthropies Roundtable of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), to… Read more

Workshop in Bogotá: Designing cities for healthy child development

Published October 11, 2016

"Designing cities for healthy child development" is the theme of a workshop being held by the Foundation as a side event to the 5th World Summit of Local and Regional… Read more

The Lancet's Early Childhood Development Series 2016

Published October 5, 2016

The Lancet is launching a new Early Childhood Development Series, highlighting scientific evidence for early childhood interventions and proposing pathways to scale. Read more

Watch and share clips from the documentary The Beginning of Life

Published October 5, 2016
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Watch and share (#thebeginningoflife) some short clips from the documentary The Beginning of Life, which shines a light on the importance of the early years by documenting the lives of… Read more

Catch up with the Early Childhood Matters webinar

Published September 28, 2016
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The Early Childhood Matters webinar ‘Advances in early childhood development’ held on 20 September is now available to watch on YouTube. Moderated by Joan Lombardi, the hour-long webinar featured presentations… Read more

Blog: Beyond Urgency: The Need to Support Young Children Living Through Conflict

Published September 27, 2016
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Read the newest post on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog, written by Joan Lombardi, Senior Advisor, about the new report released Theirworld, Safe Spaces: The Urgent Need for Early… Read more

Whole family approach to addressing global poverty: a webinar

Published September 14, 2016
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The launch of the new report Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Whole Family Approach, by Ascend at The Aspen Institute and the Bernard van Leer Foundation, was marked by a… Read more

Blog: A trip to remember – My experience of Surabaya, Indonesia

Published September 14, 2016
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Read the newest post on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog, written by Malathy Yadav (child advocate from the Humara Bachpan Campaign, Gautam Nagar) about her experiences traveling to Surabaya,… Read more

Innovative smartphone app for mapping urban life in Delhi

Published September 14, 2016
Children present their slum redevelopment plans to Bhubaneswar Development Authority - Bernard van Leer Foundation

“For young people to see the benefits of their work, first-hand, in their community is really incredible.” That’s the verdict of Dr Sophie Hadfield-Hill, lecturer in Human Geography at the… Read more

Blog: Whole Family Approaches - Reaching Parents and Children Together

Published September 13, 2016
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Read the newest post on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog, written by Joan Lombardi, Senior Advisor, about the new report released by Ascend at The Aspen Institute and the… Read more