Founded in 1963 upon the initiative of Princess Grace, AMADE Mondiale is built on a vision of a world where children, regardless of their social, religious or cultural origins, can live safely and with dignity and respect for their fundamental rights.
That of a world where every child has the opportunity to fully express his potentials.
The foundation for AMADE's commitment to children is based on the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (ICRC), adopted by the United Nations in 1989, as well as the Millennium Declaration to combat poverty, which was adopted by the international community in 2000.
AMADE contributes to the implementation of these commitments by setting out to:
- Protect the most vulnerable children from violence, exploitation and abuse;
- Promote the development of children by contributing to access to education and health;
- Support change through advocacy.
AMADE believes that every child in the world, regardless of his social, ethnic, geographical, religious or cultural background, must be able to live safely, and with dignity, in respect of their rights.
Every child must also have the opportunity to fully express his potentials.
AMADE favors the setting up of partnerships, skill set development and the empowerment of beneficiaries. Though the child is at the heart of its concerns, AMADE also equally addresses its community.
Particular emphasis is placed on respect for equal opportunities, specifically by combating gender-based discrimination.
Involvement in the service of children is a responsibility that requires expertise and specific skills.