INGO Charter

Amnesty International is a founding signatory to the International Non-Governmental Organizations’ Accountability (INGO) Charter, making this binding on all Amnesty International's national branches and on AI's international arm.

The charter commits Amnesty International and all other INGO signatories to meeting best-practice standards on public accountability and transparency.

It sets out core values, operating principles and areas for particular attention by international NGOs. These include good governance and effective management; ethical fundraising and multi-stakeholder engagement. Specific reference is made to the expectation that INGOs will respect the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

As a signatory to the Charter, Amnesty International is committed, in partnership with other INGOs, to comply with this externally generated code of organizational conduct as a minimum standard for all its operations.

To this end Amnesty International is mobilizing the various part of the Amnesty International movement to document and monitor compliance with the Charter and is working to make the results fully available to the public.

The latest of Amnesty International's compliance reports can be found at:

INGO Accountability Charter Global Compliance report 2014

INGO Accountability Charter Global Compliance report 2013

Feedback from Panel to Amnesty International
Amnesty response to INGO Charter Feedback

To read previous Amnesty International's compliance reports:

INGO Accountability Charter Global Compliance report 2012
INGO Accountability Charter Global Compliance report 2011
INGO Accountability Charter Global Compliance report 2010
INGO Acoountability Charter Global Compliance report 2009



Further information: The INGO Charter.

Information about other signatories can be found at the website of the INGO accountability charter.

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