World Association of Children's Friends
|Formation||Founded in 1963 by Grace, Princess of Monaco|
|Headquarters||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Region served||Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America|
|Membership||Alliance of 12 countries|
|President||Caroline, Princess of Hanover|
Funded in 1963 in accordance with the wish of the Princess Grace of Monaco, AMADE is based on a vision: the vision of a world where every child, whatever his social, religious or cultural origins are, would have the capacity to live with dignity and security, his fundamental rights fully respected.
The vision of a world where every child would have the opportunity to fulfill his potential.
To achieve this goal, AMADE actively commits to the protection and blossoming of worlwide children.
The funding bases of AMADE's involvement are the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) adopted by the United Nations in 1989, and the Millenium Declaration adopted in 2000 by the international community to fight against poverty.
AMADE contributes to implement these commitments through the following missions:
- To protect the most vulnerable children from violence, exploitation and abuse.
- To promote blossoming of children by contributing to access to education and health.
- To accompany changes through plea initiatives.
As a development charity, AMADE aims to bring perennial and innovative responses to the issues it is contronted with, giving priority to the reinforcement of the capacities and the self-sufficiency of the beneficiaries.
The child may be its main preoccupation, AMADE's concern also includes his community.
AMADE allows a specific importance to the respect of equal opportunities, especially by fighting against gender discriminations.
To get involved for childhood is a responsibility that implies expertise as well as moral and human values.
The trust testified by the donors requires the strongest transparency, not only regarding financial management, but also concerning the selection, follow-up and evaluation of supported projects.
It is AMADE's approach to give priority to the relationships based on partnership.
AMADE operates through a network of 12 local organizations in Europe, Asia, South-America and Africa. These national branches are independent but linked by signed agreements to the main body.
AMADE is an NGO with international recognition. The association has consultative status with UNICEF, UNESCO and the United Nations Economic and Social Council, as well as participative status with the Council of Europe