Members of the Convening Committee

At the global level, the following organizations and networks participate in the GMC Convening Committee:

An international non-profit organization founded in 1972, ENDA is an association of autonomous entities co-ordinated by an Executive Secretariat based in Dakar, Senegal. ENDA's world wide representation includes 24 teams at the Dakar headquarters, (each working on development and environment themes), and is well represented in southern countries.

On the Convening Committee
Josephine Ouédraoga, Secretary General.

Fabrizio Terenzio, Coordinator of Youth Action Team.

Plan is an international, humanitarian and child focused development organization without religious, political or governmental affiliation. Child sponsorship is the basic foundation of the organisation. Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realise their full potential in societies which respect people's rights and dignity.

On the Convening Committee
Nadya Kassam
Head of Global Advocacy

The Latin American & Caribbean network defending the rights of children is a group of 3,000 national and international non-governmental organisations from 24 countries, each of which were involved in the preparatory process for the Special Session on Children at the United Nations. Most are NGO national associations working in the areas of infancy, development, poverty, equality, young adults’ leadership and follow up of the CRC.

On the Convening Committee
Jorge Freyre, Coordinator.

Save the Children was founded on 19th May 1919. It works in over 100 countries across the globe and comprises 29 organisations. Save the Children is leading the fight towards making a reality of a world which respects and values each child, which listens to children and learns, where all children have hope and opportunity.

On the Convening Committee
Elisabeth Dhalin, Secretary General of Save the Children Sweden;

Bill Bell, Head of Child Protection, Save the Children UK

UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, works in 157 countries around the world, working with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child's path.

On the Convening Committee
Liza BarrieChief, Civil Society Partnerships

World Vision is a global partnership conducting child-focused emergency relief and sustainable community development in more than 4,500 projects in 94 countries worldwide.

On the Convening Committee
Corina VillacortaExecutive Advisor Child Rights,

Charles BadenochVice President, Advocacy and Justice for Children


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