CONCORD believes, as a representative of civil society development organisations in Europe, that our sector should have the highest standards of responsibility and accountability for its work. We should all reinforce prevention and redress mechanisms in the sector. We stand ready to work with our members, with donors and other relevant parties to do what is necessary to ensure those participating in development programmes and, in particular the most vulnerable, are protected.
The role of development cooperation and aid in the fight against poverty and for global justice remains as vital as ever. These actions cannot overshadow the important mission and values of development NGOs and the thousands of staff and volunteers dedicated to eradicate poverty and fight against all kinds of injustice.
Laura Sullivan, Vice-President
Seamus Jeffreson, Director