The Dianova Network's Global Commitment (Introduction)
Dianova International (an NGO with Special Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, and a civil society member of the Organization of American States), and its member organizations and foundations commit to accepting the present Manifesto and to respecting its provisions.
We, as signatories of this document, represent ourselves as non-profit organizations working at a global level with the purpose of fostering human rights and sustainable development, investing in the areas of education, youth interests, addiction prevention and treatment and social and community development.
Our mission: “Developing initiatives and programs with the objective of promoting self-reliance and social progress”, in a prospect of a sustainable and equitable humane developement.
We are proud of our accomplishments and consider ourselves privileged to be able to work in many different countries and cultures, with a great diversity of people and in different social and political systems. Our rights and obligations are based on the internationally recognized principles of freedom of expression, meeting and association, thus contributing to fostering democratic processes and the values that we aim to promote.
Dianova’s legitimacy is derived from the quality of its work and the recognition and support received from the people with and for whom it works, from its network of services, from its partners, from its donors, from the government organizations with which it also works and from public opinion in general. It believes that both the Dianova Network, as well as third sector organizations in general, may complement, but never replace, the main role and primary responsibilities of governments in terms of promoting equitable human development, the well-being of its people, the defense of human rights and the protection of its ecosystems. (...)
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The Dianova Network Manifesto (pdf document - 1,8 Mo)