The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.
It is now a global movement made up of 30 national member organizations that work in 120 countries.
Save the Children has a general consultative status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
The Geneva Office was initially established by Save the Children to influence the drafting of the UNCRC and to later follow-up on its implementation.
Today, the Geneva Advocacy Office continues to seek to secure positive and lasting change in children’s lives through child-rights advocacy and influencing of global policy discussions and processes.
Save the Children works in close partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including the United Nations, Member States and civil society.