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  • Care leavers’ recommendations anchored Paris conference on children’s rights in alternative care

    15.11.2016 - The international conference, Children’s Rights in Alternative Care: ‘Walk the Talk’, brought care professionals and young experts experienced in European alternative care systems together to discuss ways forward. More 
  • Young people help shape training of care professionals

    11.11.2016 - At the international conference Children’s Rights in Alternative Care – ‘Walk the Talk!’, young care experts, care professionals, child care experts and representatives from different governments discussed the importance of drawing on young people’s experiences when talking about children's rights. More 
  • Prevention, workforce development, and youth participation are focus at pivotal care conference

    06.10.2016 - Alternative care experts from around the world, including many young people who have lived in alternative care, met in Geneva this week to discuss the way forward. More 
  • GoTeach: Delivering opportunity for young people

    18.07.2016 - SOS Children’s Villages and Deutsche Post DHL Group showcase their GoTeach partnership to strengthen youth empowerment and employability at a UN event in New York. The two partners invited other organisations and companies to use similar ventures to help achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. More 
  • Speaking out to help end violence against children

    10.07.2016 - On 12 July, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children is launched at the United Nations in New York. 17-year-old Ramón, who grew up in an SOS Children's Village in Paraguay, has been invited to represent children and young people of his region. More 
  • Senior UN envoy: ‘No time for complacency’ on protecting children

    23.06.2016 - The UN’s top campaigner against child violence praises SOS Children’s Villages’ leadership in protecting children and welcomes the new 2030 Strategy as a way to help those “who are left behind”. More 
  • Young volunteers in Nepal describe what they saw after quake

    10.05.2015 - Over 80 young volunteers from SOS Children’s Villages programmes in Nepal were among the first responders who stepped up to care for children and families injured and displaced by the earthquakes. Two of those volunteers, Rinku Rawal (15) and Indira Lama (16), describe what they saw. More 
  • Bringing the voices of children to the United Nations

    26.03.2015 - 14-year-old Rodrigo, who currently lives with an SOS family in Chile, spoke in front of global leaders at an event in the United Nations More 
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    ICT job prospects for young people in Africa's Horn

    14.01.2015 - A new e-Learning centre recently opened in Djibouti with the help of SOS Children’s Villages and German partners is giving disadvantaged young people the chance to learn in-demand ICT job skills and escape from a life of poverty. More...
  • Turning 25: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

    07.11.2014 - The UNCRC is now a quarter century old, but has it come of age? Are children’s rights being fulfilled? We look at the differences the UNCRC has made, and the work that's still to be done. Plus, download our youth-friendly poster about child rights! More...