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2012 World Assembly and Symposium
in Campo Grande Brazil

OMEP World Assembly and Symposium: Early Childhood in the 21st Century: Children's Right to Live, Play, Explore and Learn about the World around Them. Website:

Campo Grande, Brazil

World Assembly, July 17 and 18, 2012
World Symposium: July 18 – 21, 2012

Submissionn requirements and deadline:
For presentations, panels, videos and workshops: See website at

Early Registration:
January 11 – April 10, 2012: $255 with $195 partner or student rate.
Rates increase after April 10, 2012
Online registration:

OMEP World Assemblies and Congresses:
With support for the plan by the UNESCO Assembly in Paris, the founders invited representatives of 19 countries from 5 continents to a World Conference on Early Childhood Education in Prague in 1948. At that conference, OMEP was formally established and Alva Myrdal was elected its first World President. This new organization was recognized as the principal mechanism to bring together people from all over the world, with the objective to share information and initiate actions to benefit young children everywhere.

The second World Assembly in 1949 drew representatives from 33 countries, indicating the growing strength of the young OMEP organization. The third World Assembly in 1950 drew observers from the major intergovernmental agencies, UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Over the last 6 decades, OMEP has held 26 World Assemblies and Congresses in many parts of the world: Mexico City (1952), Copenhagen (1954),Athens (1956), Brussels (1958), Zagreb (1960), London (1962), Stockholm (1964), Paris (1966), Washington, DC (1968), Bonn (1971), Caracas (1974), Warsaw (1977), Quebec, (1980), Geneva (1983), Jerusalem (1986), London (1989), Flagstaff, Arizona (1992), Yokohama (1995), Copenhagen (1998), Santiago, Chile (2001), and Havana, Cuba (2005), Troms¢, Norway (2006), Mexico City (2007), Quebec City (2008), Lagos, Nigeria (2009), and Goteborg, Sweden (2010),  Hong Kong (2011).



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