The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, Open Society Foundations and SOS Children’s Villages would like to invite you and representatives from your organization to attend a side-event hosted by the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations at the 12th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals to promote Early Childhood Development:

Early Childhood Development:

The Foundation for Sustainable Human Development for 2015 and Beyond

Monday 16th June

UN Conference Building, Room 2, New York

Lunch will be served

Speakers will include James Wolfensohn, Dame Tessa Jowell MP, and representatives from the Governments of Colombia, Ecuador, China Development Research Foundation and UNICEF

We are including with this invitation the appeal document which was issued at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network official side event during the 11th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

We are also delighted to report that the online petition to ensure that young children are at the heart of the Post-2015 global development agenda is just shy of 11,000 signatures! With many thanks to you all for your support.  Please continue to distribute in advance of a presentation to the UN on June 16.

For more information and/or to RSVP to the event, please contact Jessica Toale, at or +44(0)796695959 if you have any urgent enquiries.