As one of the world’s leading child rights organisations, Save the Children has been working specifically for the rights of children since 1919. In Switzerland and around the world, we ensure that children grow up healthy, can go to school and are protected.

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. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

Our Vision

Our vision is a world where every child survives, learns and is protected.

Our Ambition 2030

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Survive No child under five dies of avoidable causes.

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Learn Every child benefits from high-quality primary education.

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Be Protected Violence against children is not tolerated.

We will not achieve our ambition for children on our own. This is why we work together with children and their communities, with our partners and our donors. Only then will we be able to positively influence children's lives and achieve sustainable changes.

Our values

Our organization is built on the following values:
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Accountability We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners, and most of all, children.

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Collaboration We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity, and work with partners to leverage our global strength in making a difference for children.

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Integrity We aspire to live the highest standards of personal honesty and behaviour; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children.

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Ambition We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals and are commited to improving the quality of everything we do for children.

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Creativity We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children.