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Annual Report 2023

Annual and financial reports  

With Terre des hommes, your donation is in good hands. We would very much like to express our heartfelt thanks to the donors and partners who support us in everything that we are achieving together for children, their families and their communities.  

Your generosity and trust give us the strength every morning to move mountains – yes, mountains – to ensure that millions of children and young people in vulnerable situations have a childhood worthy of the name.  

Because every child in the world has the right to a childhood. It’s that simple.  

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The income available to our Foundation makes it possible for us to support children, defend their rights, and meet extraordinary young people who teach us incredible lessons about courage, resilience and willpower each and every day.  

Discover the progress we made for children in 2023.

A closer look at your donation 

80% of the donations received by Terre des hommes in 2023 was spent on our projects supporting children worldwide through our health, migration and access to justice programmes. The other 20% covers the organisation’s running costs such as administration, communications and fundraising. This proportion meets the standard set for efficient management of your donations by the ZEWO seal of approval for charitable organisations in Switzerland.  

To support children over the long-term, we are committed to expanding our private and public fundraising, and ensuring that our various activities grow in a controlled manner.  

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Our resources 

Our foundation’s income comes from donations made by the general public, philanthropy, bequests, institutional funding providers, and other bodies throughout Switzerland and abroad. These funds enable us to actually run our organisation, both in countries where we are active and at our headquarters in Switzerland. 

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Support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is the body of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) responsible for Switzerland's international cooperation activities. It has been a very important partner of Terre des hommes for many years. Through its financial contribution to our international programme (CHF 8 million in 2022), it supports the high-quality implementation of projects developed by our organisation for the benefit of children. The SDC also contributes directly to certain Terre des hommes projects (CHF 2.6 million in 2022), while we receive a number of assignments from the SDC (CHF 1.5 million in 2022).

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Our latest annual reports

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Tdh Annual Report 2023 - Making a positive impact for children
Tdh Financial Report 2023
Annual report 2022
Annual report 2021
Annual Report 2020
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Certified quality 

Public Service Foundation

Terre des hommes has been recognised as a ‘Public Service Foundation’ by the Swiss government and the international organisation Keeping Children Safe, which sets the standards in child protection in the humanitarian sector. We are also certified by the ZEWO quality label (the Central Office of Public Service Foundations), guaranteeing conscientious and careful use of your donations.  

Internal and external audits throughout the year ratify the proper management of our activities in Switzerland and worldwide. The actual results of our programmes are continuously evaluated so we can optimise the relevance and effectiveness of the many projects we are running simultaneously.  

Our certifications

ZEWO

ZEWO

Terre des hommes has been recognized as a ‘Public Service Foundation’ by the Central Office of Public Service Foundations («ZEWO») since its foundation in 1960. The ZEWO quality mark guarantees the conscientious use of your donation (see the accounts in the annual report, showing that Terre des hommes keeps its administrative expenses to 19%).
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Keeping Children Safe

Keeping Children Safe

Terre des hommes has achieved 'Keeping Children Safe, Level 1' certification which confirms that a comprehensive child protection framework is in place, that it meets child protection standards and that there will be an appropriate response to any concerns that may arise.
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ZEWO

ZEWO

Terre des hommes has been recognized as a ‘Public Service Foundation’ by the Central Office of Public Service Foundations («ZEWO») since its foundation in 1960. The ZEWO quality mark guarantees the conscientious use of your donation (see the accounts in the annual report, showing that Terre des hommes keeps its administrative expenses to 19%).
Go to ZEWO website
Keeping Children Safe

Keeping Children Safe

Terre des hommes has achieved 'Keeping Children Safe, Level 1' certification which confirms that a comprehensive child protection framework is in place, that it meets child protection standards and that there will be an appropriate response to any concerns that may arise.
Go to Keeping Children Safe