73rd OMEP World Assembly

On August 28, 2021, the 73rd OMEP World Assembly was held. Due to the pandemic, the World Assembly was held virtually as in 2020.

The members of the World Executive Committee (EXCO) participated, Mercedes Mayol Lassalle, Nyamikeh Kyiamah, Udomluck Kulapichitr, Ingrid Engdahl, Desirée López de Maturana Luna, Christiane Bourdages Simpson and Elin Eriksen Ødegaard; the Past-presidents: Audrey Curtis, Eunhye Park, Maggie Koong and Selma Simonstein (current President of OMEP Chile); OMEP Representatives to UNESCO Lisbeth Gouin and Daniele Perruchon (current President of OMEP France), OMEP Representative to the United Nations Jessica Essary; the Presidents, Presidents and Representatives of 48 OMEP National and Preparatory Committees:

Argentina, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chili, China, China- Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Finland, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Iceland, Italy, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sierra Leone, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela.

As part of the agenda, the OMEP 2020 Annual Report was presented: “Action, management and responses to the global pandemic crisis

Document available at: 2020AR-ENG

The change to the status of Sierra Leone National Committee was also unanimously accepted and the nomination of Costa Rica as Preparatory Committee was approved.

The distinction as Honorary Members was approved for Dr. Berta María Espinosa, proposed by OMEP CHILE and Dr. Gelengül Haktanır, nominated by OMEP TURQUİA.

In the vote for the World Executive Committee, Nyamikeh Kyiamah was elected as Regional Vice President for Africa for a second term and Adrijana Višnjić-Jevtić as Regional Vice President for Europe.

The Assembly approved by unanimous vote the OMEP 2021 Declaration: “Supporting a holistic approach in early childhood care and education (ECCE)

Document available at: 2021WD-ENG

At the end of the session, Upcoming Meetings were reported:

Asia Pacific 2021 Regional Conference, Hangzhou, China (November 2021).

All the information in: omepchina.cnsece.com

OMEP 2022 World Assembly and Conference, Athens, Greece (July 2022).

All the information in: OMEP2022-ENG

The Assembly addressed all the topics on the agenda in a systematic way and also allowed us to enjoy the joy of the meeting.

We thank all the National and Preparatory Committees and the OMEP community for their participation in this democratic exercise and for their commitment to work for early childhood education.

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