Code of Conduct

 

  1. Responsibility, Service, and Public Mindedness
  • Sustainable progress, peace, and justice require that all organizations contribute to the common good. Thus, AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will integrate self-development and service to others, balancing individual and public concerns, focusing on higher, broader, and more public levels of service.
  • Responsibly maintaining itself, AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will conduct its activities for the sake of others, whether for the public at large or a particular segment of the public.
  • Public money must not be misused for selfish purposes and all public assets are to be treated with utmost seriousness, as a public trust.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will recognize that its conduct and activities impact on the public’s perception of NGOs and that it shares responsibility for the public’s trust of NGOs.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will exhibit a responsible and caring attitude toward the environment in all of its activities.

 

  1. Cooperation Beyond Boundaries
  • Significant progress toward world peace and global well-being can be fostered through inter-religious, intercultural, and interracial work, and across artificial barriers of politics and ethnicity that tend to separate people and their institutions. AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will maintain ethical, cooperative relationships with other NGOs, and should partner where possible and appropriate for the sake of the greater public good.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will be willing to work beyond borders of politics, religion, culture, race and ethnicity, within the limits of the organizing documents and with organizations and individuals that share common values and objectives.
  1. Human Rights and Dignity
  • As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, are endowed with reason and conscience, and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will not violate any person’s fundamental human rights, with which each person is endowed.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will recognize that all people are born free and equal in dignity.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will be sensitive to the moral values, religion, customs, traditions, and culture of the communities they serve.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will respect the integrity of families and support family-based life.

 

  1. Transparency and Accountability
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will strive for openness and honesty internally and toward donors and members of the public. Periodic accountings will be made.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will be transparent in all of its dealings with the government, the public, donors, partners, beneficiaries, and other interested parties, except for personnel matters and proprietary information.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation’s basic financial information, governance structure, activities, and listing of officers and partnerships shall be open and accessible to public scrutiny and the AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will make effort to inform the public about its work and the origin and use of its resources.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will be accountable for its actions and decisions, not only to its funding agencies and the government, but also to the people it serves, its staff and members, partner organizations, and the public at large.
  1. Truthfulness and Legality
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will be honest and truthful in its dealings with its donors, project beneficiaries, staff, membership, partner organizations, government, and the public in general, and should respect the laws of any jurisdiction in which it is active.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will give out accurate information, whether regarding itself and its projects, or regarding any individual, organization, project, or legislation it opposes or is discussing.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will fulfill its obligations under the laws of the nation, and will be strongly opposed to, and not be a willing partner to, corruption, bribery, and other financial improprieties or illegalities.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will have a policy for staff and volunteers to confidentially bring evidence to the governing body of misconduct of anyone associated with the organization.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will meet all of the legal obligations. Such obligations may include laws of incorporation, fundraising legislation, equal employment opportunity principles, health and safety standards, privacy rules, trademark and copyright legislation, and so forth.
  • AAUVDS MY (Trust ) Foundation will take prompt corrective action whenever wrongdoing is discovered among its staff, governing body, volunteers, contractors, and partners.