We will listen to stakeholders’ suggestions on how we can improve our work and will
encourage inputs by people whose interests may be directly affected. We will also
make it easy for the public to comment on our programmes and policies.
Staff will be enabled and encouraged to draw management’s attention to activities
that may not comply with the law or our mission and commitments, including the
provisions in this Code.
INGOs are founded on the rights to freedom of speech, assembly and association in
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We seek to advance international and
national laws that promote human rights, ecosystem protection, sustainable
development and other public goods.
Where such laws do not exist, are not fully implemented, or abused, we will highlight
these issues for public debate and advocate appropriate remedial action.
In so doing, we will respect the equal rights and dignity of all human beings.
The Charter’s purpose
This Charter outlines our common commitment to excellence, transparency and
accountability. To demonstrate and build on these commitments, we seek to:
· identify and define shared principles, policies and practices;
· enhance transparency and accountability, both internally and externally;
· encourage communication with stakeholders; and
· improve our performance and effectiveness as organisations.