Ester Asin Martinez is the director and EU representative of the Save the Children International EU Office in Brussels. She is responsible for developing and leading Save the Children advocacy with EU policy and decision makers.
EU humanitarian aid is supposed to be rooted in principle, but increasingly it's being repurposed to meet political objectives, based more on the self-interest of EU member states than on any humanitarian code, write Alexandra Makaroff, Plan International EU representative and Ester Asin, Save the Children EU director in this opinion piece.
Good intentions are not enough anymore. On the 25th anniversary of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, officials from Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision call on the European Union to play its part in making the promises of the CRC a reality for all children.