Laureates and Leaders for Children is a growing movement of visionary leaders across diverse fields of expertise and influence, committed to working together to inspire the international community to globalise compassion for the world’s most vulnerable children.
Initially convened by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, Laureates and Leaders for Children was formally established in 2016 following commitments and actions taken for the benefit of marginalised children by the Nobel Laureate Class of 2014. This included a written intervention made by 15 Nobel Laureates to the United Nations Secretary-General calling for increased financing for global education. Their letter was referred to during the declaration by the Secretary-General during the 2015 Oslo Summit on Education for Development, which subsequently saw the establishment of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, now known as the Education Commission.
After this initial impact, Laureates and Leaders for Children has grown its network of Nobel Laureates and world leaders to become an internationally influential platform for the rights of children to be free, safe, and educated, everywhere.