Janti Soeripto is president and chief executive officer of Save the Children, an organization that gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. The global Save the Children movement serves over 155 million children in the US and in 120 countries. As a global organization, Save the Children has committed to driving down the numbers of preventable deaths of children under 5, ensuring every child gets a high-quality basic education and protecting all children from harm.
Organizations need to fully embrace anti-racist values, behaviors, and policies to change cultures and the way we do business. If we don't, we will not only fail the people we serve, but our organizations will fail, too.
Europe needs to ensure that its founding principles — economic stability, the free flow of goods and people, and solidarity — are upheld during this current migration crisis. Janti Soeripto, interim chief executive of Save the Children International, details five urgent needs for European leaders.