Plan International is a non profit international development organization with no political or religious affiliation centered in the promotion of children’s rights. It started in Spain in 1937 and is now present in 70 countries, with 9.000 employees, of which 80% work directly in cooperation programs, and more than 60.000 volunteers contribute to achieve the organization objectives. Plan develops projects in 51 developing countries that benefits directly 81.5 millions of children. Plan is an advisory member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 1981 and is audited by PwC. Furthermore, Plan International’s fulfilment of principles of transparency is review by Fundación Lealtad.
With a focus on long term sustainable development, Plan International works in a participative way with children and families across a range of programmes including education, health, household economic security, protection and water/sanitation. Plan also engages in humanitarian work. Advocacy cuts across all programmes.