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The International Save the Children Union (French: L’Union Internationale de Secours aux Enfants) was a Geneva-based international organisation of children's charities founded in 1920 by Eglantyne Jebb, who had earlier founded Save the Children in the UK with her sister, Dorothy Buxton. Her intention was to create 'a powerful international organisation, which would extend its ramifications to the remotest corner of the globe'. Geneva (French: Genève) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland located where Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman, but the Genevois are fond of calling it Lac de Genève) empties into the Rhône River. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Eglantyne Jebb was born in 1876 in Ellesmere, Shropshire, and grew up on her familys estate. ... Save Children Logo Save the Children is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid. ...


It brought together organisations from various countries that were initially working to tackle child suffering around Europe after World War I. World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ...


In 1923, it agreed, and then lobbied for, the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child which was adopted by the League of Nations within a year. The League of Nations was an international organization founded after the First World War at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. ...


In 1946, it merged to form the International Union for Child Welfare (French: Union internationale de protection de l'enfance).


In 1977, a number of Save the Children organisations formed the International Save the Children Alliance to coordinate their international advocacy work. The International Save The Children Alliance is a worldwide organisation which aims to improve the living of children. ...


See also

Save Children Logo Save the Children is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid. ... The International Save The Children Alliance is a worldwide organisation which aims to improve the living of children. ...

External links

  • La Déclaration de Genève (in french)
  • History of International Save the Children Alliance
  • Save the Children UK - account of the foundation of International Save the Children Union

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