OMEP World

The World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) World

OMEP is an international, non-governmental and non-profit organization focusing on children aged between 0 and 8. Founded in 1948, it defends and promotes the rights of the child to education and care worldwide as well as supports activities which improve accessibility to higher quality education and care.

OMEP is divided into five regions – Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America and the Caribbean. Each National Committee belongs to a region of OMEP.

OMEP is currently established in around 70 countries around the world and is the oldest and largest international organization focusing on children aged between 0 and 8. We have over 26,000 members worldwide.

OMEP takes pride in our contributions to the creation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). We are an Early Childhood Partner of UNESCO, and have achieved Special Consultative status at ECOSOC of the United Nations.

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