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

Blog: What happened when Neha, 14, attended the Habitat III conference

Published November 2, 2016

Find out what Neha, a 14 year old girl from a New Delhi slum, made of flying to Quito for the UN Habitat III conference. Read more

Blog: How we made the documentary ‘The Beginning of Life’

Published October 26, 2016

Read a new blog by movie director and writer Estela Renner about the making of the documentary The Beginning of Life. Read more

Journalists invited to apply for training on covering early childhood (closed)

Published October 20, 2016

Are you a journalist who would like to be better prepared to report knowledgeably on policies and programmes centred on early childhood development? The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma… Read more

Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally meets in Abidjan

Published October 19, 2016

The ninth and final Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG) will be held in Abidjan on October 20 and 21, on the theme of Innovations in Investing in… Read more

Habitat III conference includes focus on young children

Published October 14, 2016

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
Documentary 'The Beginning of Life' - Bernard van Leer Foundation

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
webinar 'Advances in early childhood development' - Bernard van Leer Foundation

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

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