We strive to operate by the following guiding principles:
Ethics: We hold ourselves to the highest standards of transparency, accountability and ethical behaviour.
Dignity: We preserve and enhance the dignity of the people we serve.
Optimism: We provide hope for those in need to have a better life.
Service: We use a participatory approach to enhance the delivery of our services that is appropriate and relevant to those we serve.
Self-sufficiency: We enhance the self-sufficiency of the people we serve and empower them to rebuild productive lives
Advocacy: We advocate for the human needs of the people we serve and inspire the world community to respond to their needs.
Stewardship: We are stewards of the human and financial resources we have been given to ensure they serve those with great need.
Millennium Development Goals
GLC supports the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
These are a set of specific targets to be met by 2015. The goals were created and agreed by 189 world leaders at the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.
The eight MDGs to be met by 2015 are to:
- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger,
- Achieve universal primary education,
- Promote gender equality and empower women,
- Reduce child mortality,
- Improve maternal health,
- Combat HIV and AIDS, malaria and other diseases,
- Ensure environmental sustainability and
- Develop a global partnership for development.