Defence for Children International (DCI)

Défense des Enfants International (DEI)
Defensa de Niñas y Niños Internacional (DNI)

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History

Founded 5 July 1979, Geneva (Switzerland), as Defence for Children, by Nigel Cantwell and Canon Moerman, Chair of the 'International Year of the Child' (1979). Subsequently also referred to as Defence for Children International Movement. Present name adopted 1982. Previously also referred to in Spanish as Defensa de los Niños Internacional. Statutes adopted by International General Assembly, 5 Apr 1986, Xalapa (Mexico); amended 2014.

Aims

Work towards a world where children enjoy and exercise their rights in a just and responsible society; ensure on-going practical, systematic and concerted international action directed towards promoting and protecting the rights of the child, as articulated in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, its optional protocols and other human rights instruments.

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Activities

Advocacy/lobbying/activism; research/documentation; guidance/assistance/consulting; networking/liaising; events/meetings.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Consultative Status); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); Council of Europe (CE) (Participatory Status); African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) (Observer Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 26 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 36 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

F0050

Last News Received

13. Feb 2019
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