What We Want for the World's Children

Every Child Belongs to a Family

Family is the heart of society. Each child is protected and enjoys a sense of belonging within a family. Here, children learn values, share responsibilities and form life-long relationships. A family environment gives them a solid foundation to build their lives.

Every Child Grows With Love

Through love and acceptance, emotional wounds are healed, and confidence is built. Children learn to trust and believe in themselves and others. With this self-assurance, each child can recognize and fulfill their potential.

Every Child Grows With Respect

Each child's voice is heard and taken seriously. Children participate in decisions that affect their lives and are guided to lead in their development. The child grows with respect and dignity as a cherished family member and society member.

Every Child Grows With Security

Children are protected from abuse, neglect, and exploitation and are kept safe during natural disasters and war. Children have shelter, food, health care, and education. These are the basic requirements for the sound development of all children.