Life shows that individuals are interdependent. We believe that each individual can therefore make a direct, beneficial contribution -both to those closest to them and to their communities.
“We recognize that every individual in the world wants to be secure from fear: fear of hunger, poverty, arbitrary imprisonment and violence. We recognize that every individual deserves to be free to realize their aspirations, speak freely and practice their faith.
We believe that democracy, for all its weaknesses, has proved to be the most effective way of protecting individuals and of facilitating answers to the questions we face concerning societies, economies and an environment in transition.
As an organization underpinned by these principles, our responsibility is to ensure that our activities practically support this approach and these values”.