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New Sec-Gen for Save the Children Alliance


New Secretary General Appointed at the International Save the Children Alliance

24 January � The International Save the Children Alliance, the world's largest independent movement for children, has appointed Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, as its new Secretary General with effect from March.

Gornitzka, a Swedish national, is currently Secretary General of Save the Children Sweden.

Commenting on the appointment, Barry Clarke, Chair of the International Save the Children Alliance said, "We're delighted that Charlotte has accepted the post of Secretary General. Charlotte brings an impressive record of success in the sector both with Save the Children and before that at the Red Cross. She has built Save the Children Sweden into one of the leading national members in our global organisation and we are excited at the prospect of her taking on this new role. Charlotte brings an energy and dynamism to the organisation that will help continue our work for children in the coming years."

In her new role, Gornitzka will be based in Save the Children's Secretariat in London and will lead the implementation of Save the Children's global strategy and coordination of the work of national Member organisations around the world

Commenting on her new position, Mrs Gornitzka said she was excited by the challenge of her new role. "Too many of the world's children face a daunting array of problems in their daily lives � disease, conflict, abuse, poverty and natural disasters. We at the Save the Children are committed to giving these children a strong and powerful voice to demand for such issues to be addressed. Over its 90 year history Save the Children has provided health, education, emergency relief and development support for these children and I'm proud to be taking this work forward in my new post."

The International Save the Children Alliance works in over 120 countries around the world. It is made up of 28 Member organisations with annual income of close to US$1 billion.

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