The Global Prenatal Initiative campaign invites individuals, associations, NGO’s, civil society, United Nations agencies and governments to partner in this global awakening as we discuss the importance of the family and the prenatal period on human and global sustainable development. Prevention and empowerment are major keys for the immense task of reaching the United Nations’ goals.
The GPI has a partnership with the Noble Institution for Environmental Peace, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
The campaign began in 2014 in partnership with the UN International Year of Families. Events were held around the globe to raise awareness of the vital importance of the first 9 months of life on long-term physical and mental health as well as the emotional well-being of every human being.
In 2015 the Global Prenatal Initiative – Youth Delegation has taken the helm of the GPI campaign in partnership with the UN International Year of Light.
To learn more: see the Youth Delegates biographies here, see the Youth Delegation facebook page and the Youth Delegation twitter page.
Dr. Julie Gerland, is the Co-Founder and Director of the Global Prenatal Initiative. Dr. Gerland has been a pioneer over the last three decades in the field of very early parenting and prenatal psychology. She is the founder of the Holistic Parenting Programme: Preconception to Birth & Beyond and the co-author of three award-winning celebrity anthologies. Julie lectures internationally and has been awarded an honorary doctorate in Holistic Medicines.
Francois Gerland is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Operations.
Lubiana Gosp-Server is actually a United Nations Representative of the Noble Institution for Environmental Peace and the President of Coexister Genève.
Ioana Frandes is a Medical Doctor (Family Medicine specialist) and an active member of the Noble Institution for Environmental Peace. She is editor for safiisanatos.ro and blogger for the Prenatal bliss blog (she is the founder) and the Picking Herbs blog.
“If we are to achieve the “Future We Want” of peace, prosperity and quality of life for everyone, we must build it from the very beginning of life.”
~ Julie Gerland, Co-Founder and Director of the Global Prenatal Initiative
“It is time now for Youth to stand up for global peace and a better world : that means equal rights for everyone from the beginning.”
~ Lubiana Gosp-Server, Co-Director of the Global Prenatal Initiative – Youth Delegation
“Peace is too important to entrust to States alone…non-governmental organizations are now considered full participants in international life.”
~ Opening address by Secretary-general of the United Nations, DPI/NGO Conference 1994, International Day of Peace