As leading independent children’s rights organisation, Save the Children has been working specifically for the rights of children since 1919. In Switzerland and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

Our vision is a world in which every child survives, learns and is protected. Learn more about what we stand for and about our history.

Humanity owes the child the best it has to give.

Eglantyne Jebb Founder of Save the Children and pioneer of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Organisation und structure

Save the Children Switzerland is active in Switzerland as an autonomous association that is politically, ideologically and religiously independent. Together with 28 national member organisations, 59 country offices, seven regional offices and four advocacy offices, Save the Children Switzerland forms the international Save the Children network.

The international Save the Children network consists of 28 member organisations (including Switzerland), 59 country offices, seven regional offices and four advocacy offices and works in 125 countries. The network has been active since 1919. The 28 member organisations jointly steer the strategic direction of the organisation. They raise funds and implement projects for the most disadvantaged children worldwide.

In our advocacy offices, including one in Geneva, recognised child rights specialists carry out basic work vis-à-vis the United Nations and international organisations to ensure that children’s rights are safeguarded at international level.

The people behind Save the Children

Below you will find more information about the people who are committed to Save the Children.

Where we work