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Address:   5 Penn Plaza
16th Floor
New York, NY   10001
Year Founded:   1961
Website:   http://www.amnestyusa.org
Phone Number:   (212) 807-8400

Mission Statement:

  Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
In pursuit of this vision, AI's mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.
AI is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion. It does not support or oppose any government or political system, nor does it support or oppose the views of the victims whose rights it seeks to protect. It is concerned solely with the impartial protection of human rights.
 

Methods:

  Worldwide campaigns: Each year, Amnesty International members from around the world join forces to campaign for the better part of a year on human rights issues in one country or on a particular human rights issue. These major campaigns involve reporting on major human rights issues, lobbying governments and ambassadors globally for change, publicizing human rights abuses, and working closely with local human rights activists and other community organizations to achieve change. Amnesty International has specialist networks, groups of medical professionals, lawyers and others, who use their specialist expertise to campaign for victims of human rights violations.
 

Financials:

Total Income:   $43,065,601
Total Expenses:   $40,675,208
Amount Spent on Programs:   $31,137,459
Percentage Spent on Programs:   76.55%
Reporting Year:   2005

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