Save the Children Italia
Save the Children was founded on May 19, 1919 in London by Englentyne Jebb, who believed that children are holders of rights, a revolutionary concept at the time. Today, Save the Children is the largest independent international organization for the defense of children's rights, operating in over 104 countries worldwide with a network of 29 national organizations, an international coordinating office - the International Save the Children Alliance, NGOs (Organization NGO) with a consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). Save the Children works closely with local communities on long-term programs and intervenes in emergency situations caused by conflicts or natural disasters. It also campaigns governments and national and international institutions to improve the living conditions of children. It operates in the following areas: education, emergency response, health, protection from abuse and exploitation, economic development, food security, and rights for children. Save the Children is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified by Italy in 1991, to plan, manage, implement, monitor and evaluate all its programs for children.