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Diakonia is a faith-based Swedish development organisation. We support and work with around 400 local partner organisations in 25 countries. Together with our partner organisations, we form a global network that works to ensure that more people are able to live dignified lives.

Diakonia's work can be roughly divided into three different components:

  • Cooperation with our partner organisations and support for their long term work on change
  • Popular education, mobilisation and advocacy in Sweden and internationally
  • Humanitarian emergency response in collaboration with partner organisations in the affected areas.

Diakonia’s vision is a just, equal and sustainable world. Their mission and overall goal is to change unfair political, economic, social and cultural structures that generate poverty, inequality, oppression and violence. Diakonia works with the most vulnerable people, local partner organisations and other relevant actors for the fulfilment of the right of all people to live a life in dignity – irrespective of age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, political conviction, religion, or sexual orientation and identity.

certification valid until September 2025

Diakonia is certified against the CHS for its humanitarian, development and advocacy mandate since 2020.

A new certification cycle has started in 2022 with the recertification audit.

Diakonia latest audit reports

Renewal audit 2022

summary report 2022-12

Maintenance audit 2021

summary report 2021-09

Initial audit 2020

summary report 2020-09

Type of organisation

Certified since