― Vision Nepal is a member of Association of International Non-Governmental Organizations in Nepal (AIN), and we are under these articles.
- Shared Values and Principles of AIN
We, the members of this Association, have come together because of our common interest in equitable development in Nepal. AIN is guided by shared principles and values of equitable development, which are in line with international standards of human rights. These include:
• AIN members are international non-governmental, non-profit, non‐party-affiliated organizations working in Nepal to advance the public good, including human rights, sustainable and equitable development, environmental protection, and humanitarian response.
• AIN member organizations implement their programs without discrimination regarding gender, race, caste, ethnic origin, geographical location, disability, political affiliation, or religion, whilst acknowledging that adhering to these principles may involve affirmative action.
• AIN and its members are committed to contributing to an improved quality of life for Nepal’s people, especially the poor and excluded, and focus assistance on reducing poverty, meeting the immediate needs and conditions of the poorest people, and enabling communities to be self-sufficient and empowered.
• AIN members ensure their work tackles discrimination, social exclusion and injustice.
• AIN members work with and through local partners – including communities, community-based organizations, and government bodies – as partners in planning and implementation of development programs as well as with national NGOs, donors and the government on policy advocacy.
• In order to ensure broad ownership of members’ work, AIN seeks to be transparent and accountable and to communicate intentions – and widen and deepen dialogue – with partners at all levels.
• As a network of INGOs, AIN recognizes that all aid can influence conflict situations and create incentives and disincentives for peace. All AIN member programs contribute to the strengthening of democratic norms and systems that allow for the nonviolent resolution of conflict.