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The 2016 Summit will be held at the
Intercontinental Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica
31 March - 3 April 2016

More information about the 2016 Summit, including a Call for Proposals, will be available soon.


The Global Summit on Childhood, a program within the Decade for Childhood, provides a platform for interdisciplinary
dialogue among the global community about the experience of childhood.

Childhood is being shaped during an era that is both transforming and transformative, yet the vision for a future in which all children may thrive remains unchanged and universal. The 2016 Global Summit on Childhood brings together individuals from around the world and across disciplines to explore the role of childhood in ensuring a positive human future during a time of rapid change. Beyond developing a shared vision of a better world for children, the Summit is an opportunity for collective action to celebrate innovative research, policies, and practices that support a positive childhood.

Creating a Better World for Children and Youth Through Sustainability, Social Innovation, and Synergy