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Investing in the early years can help to ensure that each young person can eventually reach their fullest potential.

Scientific research has shown that 90 percent of brain growth happens before a child begins school. During this time, the foundation is laid for health and wellbeing throughout life. As such, investing in the early years of a child’s life is one of the smartest investments a parent or community can make. The Parwaaz Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme in Afghanistan aims to ensure that every child has the right start to life.

President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to the Élysée Palace for a dinner reception ahead of the Paris Peace Forum.

Earlier today, 11 November 2019, Mawlana Hazar Imam joined a gathering of world leaders for a dinner reception hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace.

President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to the Palais de l'Élysée for a dinner reception ahead of the Paris Peace Forum.

Mawlana Hazar Imam attended a dinner reception hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace on 11 November 2019 ahead of the second Paris Peace Forum.

Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism (centre) poses for a group photograph with young members of the Jamat at an institutional dinner in Paris.

The Ismaili Council for France held an institutional dinner attended by Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP) on 10 November, ahead of the upcoming Paris Peace Forum. 

President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam to the opening session of the Paris Peace Forum while President Paul Biya of Cameroon looks on.

Earlier today, 12 November, Mawlana Hazar Imam joined over 30 world leaders for the opening session of the second Paris Peace Forum where he met with leaders and ministers from various countries.

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