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

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

The Urban95 Academy leadership programme with LSE trains over 100 cities to improve the lives of young children

Published September 20, 2021

The Urban95 Academy is a leadership programme designed for municipal leaders across the world to learn and develop strategies to make cities better for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Read more

Israel’s Magic Moments campaign works with HR departments to reach employees

Published August 31, 2021

The Magic Moments campaign in Israel is taking new directions with a new range of partners. Run by Hop!, a media channel for preschoolers, the campaign originally launched on TV… Read more

Share your favourite public places for babies and toddlers

Published August 12, 2021

The Celebrate Public Life campaign is an open call for urban residents around the world to tell stories about the public spaces they love and depend on. Read more