|Enfants du Monde – Droits de l’Homme (EMDH) is an NGO that has been active since 1986, working worldwide for the protection of children at risk and, above all, to promote their rights.|
|With the support of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted by the UN in 1989, EMDH strives to raise public awareness and ensure that the Convention is respected throughout the world. In its 20 years of existence, the NGO has worked in Haiti, Vietnam and Brazil. EMDH is also present in countries experiencing great difficulties, such as Iraq and Palestine. EMDH currently has a presence in over 12 countries.|
|EMDH provides specialist psychological support for children that have suffered traumatic experiences such as war. Its workers seek out these « injured little princes » and do everything in their power to bring them to places of safety where they can engage in play and learning. The aim is to offer education and a place in society for children who will be the citizens of tomorrow.|
|The work EMDH engages in around the world reminds us of the lines from The Little Prince where the aviator takes the little prince into his arms to comfort him: « There was on a star, a planet, mine, the Earth, a little prince to be comforted.«|
|Which is why the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation is now offering EMDH its aid. In 2010, luxury watchmaker and Foundation partner IWC will be auctioning a unique piece, the Big Pilot platinum watch marked with an A for Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.|
To find out more about what EMDH does, visit their official website.