Save the Children UK (SC UK)

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1919 London UK


Founded 1919, London (UK), by Eglantyne Jebb. Original title Save the Children Fund (SCF), a title which is still sometimes used. H-XH1867 - Save the Children International Union (SCIU) functioned as central agency in Europe from its foundation in Jan 1920 until it merged to form H-XB2653 - International Union for Child Welfare (IUCW), which ceased to exist in 1946. Instrumental in setting up, 1979, Geneva (Switzerland), and currently part of, the umbrella organization F-XD4112 - Save the Children International, which derived historically from IUCW. UK Registered Charity: 213890.


In a world where children are denied basic human rights, work to create a better future for children and champion the right of all children to childhood; emphasize the reality of children's lives; help build a better world for present and future generations.


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Save the Children Assembly. Council, consisting of Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Honorary Treasurer and up to 17 further members, elects members of 5 Advisory Committees. Regional Offices (5): South Asia; Southeast Asia; Southern Africa; East Africa; Latin America. Headquarters in London (UK), headed by Director-General.


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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