ACEI engages with the following affiliations and initiatives:
UN Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
NGOs with consultative status have access to ECOSOC, its subsidiary bodies, the various human rights mechanisms of the UN, as well as special events organized by the President of the General Assembly. ACEI has held UN Consultative Status since 1977. Associated with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI). Read more about the Committee on NGOs of UN ECOSOC here.
NGO Committee on UNICEF
The NGO Committee on UNICEF is made up of approximately 60 NGOs that support work around children’s rights and development at the international level. Read more about UNICEF civil society partnerships here.
United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA)
UNA-USA is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize people in the U.S. to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. Read more about UNA-USA’s programs and advocacy here.
All Children Count, But Not All Children Are Counted
250 organizations work together to promote the 2030 agenda as a vision for all, “to ensure the global monitoring framework includes mechanisms to assess the most vulnerable and hard to reach populations.” This advocacy initiative informs the Inter-Agency Expert Group on SDG (IAEG-SDGs) Indicators process. Read more about the IAEG-SDGs process here and the All Children Count campaign here.
The Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
A volunteer-driven network that works to help achieve ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, by the US Senate, and to implement its standards in the US. Read more about promoting the CRC in the U.S. here.
Child Rights Connect
Child Rights Connect is a child rights network of national, regional, and international NGOs that works to advance child rights worldwide. Read more about how Child Rights Connect supports NGOs in participating in UN processes here.
Child Rights International Network (CRIN)
Child Rights International Network is a global research, policy and advocacy organization. CRIN’s work is grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The organization believes in a world where children's rights are recognized, respected and enforced, and where every rights violation has a remedy. Read more about CRIN here.
DiploFoundation (Diplo) works to create more inclusive and effective diplomacy by increasing the role of small and developing states, and improve global governance and international policy development. Diplo’s projects include capacity building in topics of diplomacy, internet governance, and digital policy. Diplo is a partner in developing courses for ACEI’s Center for Education Diplomacy. Read more about Diplo here.
Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN)
The purpose of ECDAN is to advance progress toward Sustainable Development Targets for young children. Read more about the alliance to advance ECD led by the World Bank and UNICEF here.
Education Cannot Wait Advocacy Group
Global organizations coordinate to mobilize advocacy for the Education Cannot Wait Fund. Read more about the need to support education for children and youth in emergency contexts and Education Cannot Wait here.
GCED International Network of Institutions & Organizations
Representatives from 36 organizations and institutions implementing and contributing to global citizenship education (GCED) formed this network to share their activities and explore potential ways of collaborating to promote GCED. A Network website will be launched soon. Read more about the Network here.
Global Campaign for Education – US Chapter (GCE-US)
GCE-US is a broad-based coalition of national and community-based organizations, international NGOs, teacher unions, faith-based groups, and think tanks dedicated to ensuring universal quality education for all children. Read more about GCE-US’s advocacy efforts here.
Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
The Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of children with the support of organizations worldwide promotes universal prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment. Read more about the status of corporal punishment worldwide here.
Global Partnership for Education CSO1
The GPE Board of Directors is made up of 19 constituencies representing the multilateral partnership of the GPE model. International/Northern Civil Society Organizations are engaged in GPE processes through board member representatives. More about the GPE board structure can be found here.
Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities (GPcwd) | Early Childhood Development (ECD) Task Force
The GPcwd is a global multi-stakeholder coalition representing more than 260 organizations working to ensure the rights of children with disabilities are included in and prioritized by the disability and child rights agendas at the global, regional, and country levels. GPcwd is organized into several task forces including ECD. Read more about GPcwd here.
Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty
The Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty will shed light on the scale and conditions of children deprived of liberty . The NGO Panel for the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty coordinates civil society efforts in the implementation of the Study. Read more about the scope of the study here.
Human Rights Educators USA
HRE-USA is a network of individuals and organizations working for promoting human rights education into educational settings, national and local policies, teacher professional development, and research. Learn more about HRE-USA here.
U.S. Education for All Act of 2016
The bipartisan Education for All (EFA) Act of 2016 (S. 3256), builds upon current U.S. efforts to ensure equal access to quality education for children throughout the world. Read more about advocacy efforts for the EFA act here.
U.S. Global Education Community of Practice
The U.S. Global Education Community of Practice brings together like-minded organizations working to advance teaching and learning for global competence in the United States.
UPEACE Centre for Executive Education
The United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) was established by the UN General Assembly “to provide humanity with an international institute of higher education for peace…” UPEACE Centre for Executive Education provides programs to develop leadership skills that incorporate the following cross-cutting themes – intercultural communication, negotiation and conflict resolution, and teambuilding. Read more about the Centre here.
World Forum Foundation
The mission of the World Forum Foundation is to promote an ongoing global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings. The Foundation hosts in-person gatherings where early childhood professionals and advocates from more than 80 countries meet to share inspiration and information on issues impacting children and families worldwide. Read more here.