About The Charter

The INGO Accountability Charter is an initiative of International NGOs to demonstrate their commitment to accountability and transparency.

The Charter´s founding Members developed the Charter as a response to increasing pressure from the media, businesses and governments for greater transparency. These organisations, which include Amnesty International, Oxfam International, Greenpeace International  and World Vision International, saw the need for a global, cross-sectoral code which reflected the values and priorities of the NGO sector. The Charter was designed to cover all major areas of work for NGOs and to be compatible with and complimentary to existing codes.

The Charter text codifies practices for INGOs in the areas of respect for universal principles; independence; responsible advocacy; effective programmes; non-discrimination; transparency; good governance; ethical fundraising; and professional management. The complete Charter text can be read here.

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