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Regional Consultation on the Nurturing Care Framework in Amman, March 2018


The World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa and the Arab Network for Early Childhood Care and Development (ANECD), is planning to hold a “Regional consultative meeting on early childhood development with a focus on nurturing care in the early years”, in Amman, Jordan, on 13 and 14 March 2018.

The objectives of this meeting are to:

  1. Review and provide feedback on the draft global framework for Nurturing Care for Child

Development; and

  1. Share evidence of why it is important to invest in early childhood development with

a particular focus on nurturing care in the first 1000 days.

The meeting will be supported by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, the ECD Action Network (ECDAN), and other partners to provide opportunities for country leadership and engagement, as well as engagement from all other relevant stakeholders in the nurturing care framework. The process includes face-to-face and virtual consultations enabling all those who wish to participate to raise their voice. For more information about THE Nurturing Care Framework: