Save the Children Sweden
Civil Society Partner, Board Member
Save the Children is an international NGO promoting children’s rights, providing relief and helping support children in developing countries. Established in the UK in 1919, and counting 29 other national Save the Children organizations today, the international Save the Children Alliance is active in more than 120 countries around the world. Save the Children Sweden is an ICI board member since 2013.
Globally, Save the Children provides supplies and support for children caught up in disasters, campaigns for long-term change to improve children’s lives, improves access to food and healthcare and secures quality education for them, protects the most vulnerable of them including those separated from their families due to crises and helps families out of the poverty cycle in the poorest countries.
As an ICI board member, Save the Children, among other contributions, ensures that child safeguarding is at the essence of our governance and policies.
Mattias Forsberg, Senior Child Rights and Business Advisor, Save the Children Sweden
“ICI represents a powerful platform for Save the Children’s engagement with the private sector, with the aim of advancing children’s rights in the chocolate and cocoa industry. ICI’s strategic goal to promote child protection in rural communities, while also promoting a broader child rights approach in the industry through the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, means that we share similar visions. By uniting our skill-sets and our fields of influence, we will turn those visions into a transformative reality.”