Sustainable Development

  • Strategy 2013: No child should grow up alone
    Strategy 2030: No child should grow up alone

    SOS Children’s Villages has put the most disadvantaged children at the heart of its Strategy 2030, with the central message: No child should grow up alone. The strategy directly relates to the global Sustainable Development Goals in key areas such as poverty, inequality, education, health, social and child protection, and decent work.

  • Care for Children is Care for Development

    Children without parental care or at risk of losing it are most likely to suffer social injustice or miss out on human development. This brochure illustrates how SOS Children's Villages is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), putting disadvantaged children and young people at the centre of its actions. (2016)

  • Position on Migrant and Refugee Children
    Position Paper on Migrant and Refugee Children

    Children affected by migration face specific challenges to their rights. Policies and programme responses to the movement of refugees and migrants must grant children the appropriate care and services, regardless of their migration status or that of their parents. This position paper provides concrete cases and recommendations for decision-makers. (2016) A4 US-Letter

  • Working to Achieve Sustainable Development

    This report outlines the actions taken by SOS Children’s Villages to help meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It provides a general overview of our approach to the MDGs, with data from field studies on our work helping children without parental care, families at risk, and communities. (2013) Spanish

  • Quality Care Counts

    This paper from SOS Children's Villages makes the case for every child's right to quality care as a holistic way for state and non-state actors to understand their duties towards children who are without parental care or who are at risk of losing parental care. (2011) Spanish French

  • Post-2015 Position Paper on Development

    How can we ensure that all children, including the most disadvantaged and marginalised, are served by the new Post-2015 global development framework? Here is our proposal.(2013) Spanish French

  • Proposal of Targets for Post-2015

    These are SOS Children's Villages' recommended targets to ensure that the Post-2015 global development framework will leave no child behind. Included are proposed indicators for measuring progress on the targets.(2013) Spanish French

  • Post-2015 Social Protection Think Piece

    Social protections, like universal access to education and health care, play a key role in creating inclusive economies, relieving poverty, and ensuring that marginalised children's rights are respected. In the long run, social protections will be core to a Post-2015 framework for sustainable development.(2013) Spanish French

  • Post-2015 Education Think Piece

    For marginalised children access to quality education can mean the difference between a lifetime of exclusion and need, or inclusion and independence. This Think Piece presents how fair and equal access to education relates to decent jobs, living wages, and healthy, sustainable livelihoods. (2013) Spanish French

  • Post-2015 Equality Think Piece

    This Think Piece documents how children without parental care, and children at risk of losing parental care, are highly vulnerable to various forms of poverty and inequality. Operational strategies for action, as well as targets and indicators designed to monitor progress among these children, are proposed.(2014)

  • Post-2015 Health Care Think Piece

    Children and young people without adequate parental care often suffer from poor living conditions, abuse and neglect, malnutrition, and preventable diseases. Quality health care interventions can make the difference between a lifetime of compromised health or a foundation to thrive for these children. (2013)

  • Post-2015 Employment Think Piece

    Real access to good jobs is necessary to tackle growing inequities and end extreme poverty. This is especially important for marginalised young people and must therefore be made a priority for the Post-2015 development framework. (2013)