On 28 June 2017 Nigel Cantwell, founder of DCI, received a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Strathclyde.
Watch Nigel Cantwell’s speech
During his speech, Mr.Cantwell called for the full recognition of the human rights of children as a vital factor in shaping the way organizations work with and for children.
Mr.Cantwell founded Defence for Children International in 1979 and remained with the organization for 15 years. He then took on various roles with UNICEF and has been working as an international consultant on child protection policy since 2003, with a special focus on safeguarding the rights of children in relation to alternative care and inter-country adoption. Currently, he is part of our Advisory Committee.
From DCI we take this opportunity to congratulate him for this great achievement and we are very grateful for all the work he has done for our movement!