About us

AWO International was founded in 1998 as a professional association for development cooperation and humanitarian action within the framework of the German welfare organisation “Arbeiterwohlfahrt”. In cooperation with local partner organizations, AWO International is committed to support marginalized and disadvantaged groups of society to sustainably improve their living conditions.

In close cooperation with national non-governmental organisations, AWO International works to ensure that disadvantaged people can improve their living conditions sustainably. In the event of disasters, AWO International provides humanitarian relief and reconstruction. In Germany, AWO International focuses on the challenges and opportunities of globalisation, educates and informs on the subject of development and provides inputs for value-oriented, sustainable action. AWO International advocates fair trade and offers ecologically and ethically produced products.

Our vision is a fair world in which all people think and act in solidarity.