GENEVA PEACE WEEK 2017 : Interventions to Break the Inter-generational Cycle of Violence


: Interventions to Break the Inter-generational Cycle of Violence

Date: Friday, 10 November 2017,  UN Geneva : Palais de Nations (Room IX) 

Time : 14:15 – 15:30     

Organized by: 

– Organisation Mondiale Pour L’Éducation Préscolaire  (OMEP)

– CEPPs Global Initiative

– Centre of Excellence For Early Childhood Development (CEECD)


■ ​Mr Nektarios Stellakis, OMEP Vice-President for Europe

■ Ms Maggie Koog, OMEP Past President, International focal point to the CCNGO/EFA Coordination Group, 

   NY, 2017-2019

■ ​Ms Rima Salah, Yale University, Former Deputy Director of UNICEF

■ ​Richard Tremblay, Emeritus professor of Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Psychology at the University of Montreal, 

   and professor of child development at University College Dublin. Centre of Excellence For Early Childhood


■ Ms Valerie Unite, Founder and Exec. Director of Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPPs) Global 


Recent research in the field of ECD has identified the ‘critical years’, from conception to age 5, as the foundation that shapes our lives: ·  These early years shape a child’s future physical and mental health, growth, self-confidence, achievement at school and prospects for employment· Adversity during this period can lead to unemployment, drug use, violence, crime, social unrest. Peace in society is therefore an inter-generational cycle, with harm and disadvantage in one generation being perpetuated in the next. 

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