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Press Release: Ugandan Youth on Stage with AVSI at the World Bank

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, two shining, smiling faces of Ugandan youth greeted a diverse audience of a few hundred people at the World Bank’s Preston Auditorium. Daniel and Latifah, both 14 years old and residing in Kampala, Uganda, were invited by AVSI’s SCORE project and by USAID to travel across the globe to attend a conference entitled “Children’s Risk ...

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New Beginnings at the Ends of the World: "The Power of a Welcoming Embrace"

AVSI's Amparito Espinoza lives in a periphery of Ecuador amidst poverty and violence. AVSI’s volunteers accompany her without feeling sorry for her, and now she works with them. “When a person is embraced, they discover their own dignity. More than giving them support, you begin to share in a new way of looking at life.” This year, her story, along ...

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In Focus

The “Last Mile”

In an article first published by Ilsussidiario.net, Secretary General of AVSI Alberto Piatti reveals a potential gap between international cooperation systems and the persons they hope to reach. The international community—following a path marked by the series of international conferences in the 1990s: Rio de Janeiro on Environment and Development, 1992, the twentieth anniversary of which was celebrated this year with the Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development; Cairo on Population and De...

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Mission

To support the AVSI network by leveraging resources and contacts in the U.S. in order to enhance and broaden the achievements of member organizations in promoting human dignity in developing countries.