Sept. 2015 | Yale faculty, Rima Salah, PhD, speaks to global audience at the UFP World Summit on behalf of the United Nations High-level Panel on Peace Operations of which she is an appointed member. She presents key findings from Panel's comprehensive review of the U.N. Peace Operations.
Scientific evidence supporting the well-being of children and families as an agent of change for peace
Science says "Peace is possible"
Young children and their families are progressively being exposed to greater violence in homes, schools and communities, and among nations. In our search for solutions we turn to science that shows that peace (social cohesion) is possible. Evidence from the field of early childhood development (ECD) clearly demonstrates that lasting and intergenerational change can occur through interventions early in life. To break the cycle of violence and promote peaceful societies, the developmental needs of young children must be the primary focus.
We are a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at Yale University, who with UNICEF, AÇEV Foundation, the John E. Fetzer Institute and other global partners, have embarked upon a joint project to achieve the common objective of analyzing the linkages between early childhood development (ECD) and peace building through scientific research. We aim to translate and disseminate this knowledge to support better policies on global platforms in order to help prevent violence and build new generations of reconciliation.
Join us as we help grow the new ECD global movement to build peace. We invite you to explore this site and subscribe to our eNewsletter so that we can keep you informed of this developing body of new knowledge.