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Thursday 12 January 2017

Protecting children in war and conflict: European and global implications for child rights

Speech given by Save the Children International CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the London School of Economics and Political Science on 12 January 2017.

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Tuesday 11 October 2016

Girls have 'mountain to climb' to achieve same opportunities as boys

In the time it takes you to read this article, at least 45 girls under 15 will marry. That’s one girl every 7 seconds. Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, and while there is much to celebrate, there is still a mountain to climb until we reach a world in which girls will have the same opportunities as boys.

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Monday 19 September 2016

The UN 2030 goals mean little if we can't fix the refugee crisis

A year ago this week, world leaders adopted an ambitious set of targets to end poverty, fix climate change and tackle inequalities by 2030. All of us who supported the global goals pledged to make them famous, and mobilise an unprecedented coalition of government, business and civil society behind their achievement. Never before has a set of UN goals been launched with such fanfare, or been met with such broad support.

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Monday 20 June 2016

Children’s education is too important to be a casualty of war

With wars and persecution driving more than 20 million people worldwide – half of them children – to seek protection in other countries, many are struggling to access basic services. This includes healthcare and education, and the important day-to-day needs of food and shelter.

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Thursday 19 May 2016

Preventing a lost generation: Refugee children must learn

Earlier this year, I visited Za’atari refugee camp, unofficially Jordan’s fourth largest city and home to more than 80,000 people forced to flee the ongoing war in Syria. Aside from the sheer size of the camp, what struck me most vividly was meeting a group at one of our drop-in centres for child labourers.

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