Conference Themes

Main Theme: Play and Resilience

Play is fundamental to securing the child’s rights to development and to a healthy life.

In the context of increasing numbers of children living in difficult circumstances marked by poverty, disasters and conflicts across the world, play is vital for overcoming adversity, surviving stress and rising above disadvantage.

Put simply, play helps in building resilience of children anywhere and everywhere they live.

Different aspects of this theme will be explored through five sub-themes.