Information about Redd Barna – Save the Children Norway

Here you will find some information about Redd Barna in English and how to contact us.

The world has made incredible progress in the last few decades. In record time, the global community managed to halve poverty and child mortality before the age of five and double the number of children attending school.

Then the coronavirus pandemic started, bringing many setbacks and ushering us into a historic period of major transition.

Save the Children Norway´s strategic priorities for the period 2022-24 are:

In addition, the strategy includes the following overarching themes:

Children outside the Peace Price Party
Children outside the Peace Price Party at the Nobel Peace Price Center. FOTO: Redd Barna/Ingrid Lund

Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is our most important tool when it comes to holding authorities accountable to their legal obligations

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

The situation facing the majority of the worlds’ children is a matter of serious concern. Save the Children Norway’s program, advocacy and campaign work addresses the rights of the poorest and most marginalized children and towards governments to close the opportunity gaps and ensure equitable progress and outcomes for children.

Save the Children fights for children’s right to learn, stay healthy and be protected

Our organisation 

Save the Children Norway is a non-governmental member organisation with no party political or religious ties. Our values are built on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. SCN’s National Congress is the highest authority and members meet every second year. The main objective of the executive board is to ensure strategic development and effective administration in the organisation.

Save the Children Norway has offices in Oslo, Kristiansand, Trondheim, Bergen, and Tromsø, covering all regions in Norway.


Eglantyne Jebb
Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children

Eglantyne Jebb and her sister Dorothy Buxton founded the first Save the Children organization in May 1919, in London, United Kingdom.

Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children
Shocked by the aftermath of World War 1 and the Russian Revolution, they were determined to secure improvements to children’s lives.
Their goal was to create a powerful international organisation, which would extend its ramifications to the remotest corner of the globe. This was soon achieved – and Save the Children continues to build on this success.

Eglantyne Jebb was the first to press for worldwide safeguards for children. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted by the United Nations in 1989 and now ratified by nearly all countries worldwide, has its roots in her pioneering work.

The history of Save the Children Norway


Save the Children Norway was founded on April 16th, 1946.


Austrian and German children arrive in Norway on summer vacation escaping the difficult post-war situation for a couple of weeks.


The UN General Assembly passes the Declaration of the Right of the Child on the 20th of November. It becomes the foundation for Save the Children´s work.


Save the Children Norway starts its first planned project with a duration of various years in Tanzania against leprosy. This is a joint effort between Save the Children Norway and Save the Children Sweden.


Save the Children Norway receives funding for the student campaign “Operasjon Dagsverk” (Operation Day´s work). The collected fundings are spent on building schools in Algeria.


The Campaign “Ethiopia is starving” on the Election Day in October gives NOK 5 million and is at this point the most successful fundraising campaign ever for Save the Children Norway.


An earthquake in Guatemala takes more than 25,000 lives. The catastrophe leads to a pioneer cooperation between several Save the Children organisations. It also leads to new ways of working and a whole new international movement: The Save the Children Alliance.


Save the Children Norway holds our first Telethon on NRK, Norway’s main television broadcaster. The result is NOK 44 million, 3,500 new individual sponsors and 800 new members.


The UN General Assembly passes the UN Convention on the right of the Child on November 20th,  and Save the Children from now on defines itself as a child rights organisation.


Save the Children has its second Telethon. The results are NOK 139 million and  12,000 new individual sponsors. The world’s first summit on children is held in New York.


Press, Save the Children Norway’s youth organisation, starts its first group.


Save the Children Norway has our third Telethon. Result: NOK 158 million


Save the Children arranges the first Norwegian Red Nose Day.


Save the Children arranges Operation Day’s Work for the first time since 2006. This year’s project is called Violence Free Schools.


Save the Children starts the national project «The Children’s Election», with the aim to teach children about elections and democracy.


Save the Children starts the project «Trygg på trening» which aims to keep children safe from sexual predators in sports activities.

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