Terre des Hommes’ (TDH) mission is to work for the rights of the child and for equitable development, without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination. To this end, TDH supports and implements development and humanitarian aid projects designed to improve the living conditions of disadvantaged children, and of their families and communities. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the conceptual framework guiding the activities of TDH.

At TDH, we believe that children are entitled to the rights set forth in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is the responsibility of the international community to make these rights a reality, and to create an enabling environment, through the implementation of economic, social and cultural rights.

At TDH, we believe that children are the main participants in their own development, having inherent rights and vital social, economic and cultural roles. TDH helps them realise their full potential in an ever-changing world.