Through our advocacy, we aim to bring about systemic change to improve the lives of children around the world. We define advocacy as a series of planned and strategic actions to influence the formulation and implementation of public policies at the local, national, regional or global level. The Alliance advocates for the prevention of violence against children within the Sustainable Development Goals. In all of this work, we seek to harness the strengths of the children and young people we serve by working with them to influence change. We have advocacy offices at the United Nations in New York and at the European Union in Brussels.