Article 4 of Amnesty International’s (AI) statute requires that “there will be at all times for Amnesty International strategic goals to guide the movement”. Furthermore, Article 13 states that “sections shall act in accordance with the core values and methods of Amnesty International and shall comply with the Core Standards as well as any strategic goals”.

The Global Strategic Framework (2022-2030) are the agreed priorities that guide Amnesty’s work for the period 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2030 – the changes that as a movement Amnesty wants to contribute to. The full strategic framework can be found here in English, French, and Spanish.

The Global Strategic Framework was proposed by the International Board and following a thorough consultation process, approved by the Global Assembly.  The Global Assembly is the governance body with ultimate authority for determining Amnesty International’s strategic goals including its financial strategy 

Our human rights priorities

In a world of uncertainty with an unfolding climate crisis, and the expanded deployment of digital technologies and artificial intelligence amplifying inequality and injustice, Amnesty International will stand our as a broad-based global movement of local relevance. Working in solidarity with individuals and movements claiming their human rights work, we will successfully influence powerful state and non-state actors to recognize and uphold human rights.

To these ends, Amnesty will invest a significant proportion of its resources and campaigning force towards two priority issues.

Priority 1 – Freedom of expression and civic space

1.1 – Strengthening freedom of expression and association

1.2 – Securing the right to peaceful assembly for all

Priority 2 – Equality and non-discrimination

2.1 – Promoting gender, racial and intersectional justice

2.2 – Strengthening enjoyment of rights to health, housing and social security

2.3 – Securing climate justice

2.4 – protecting the rights of refugees and migrants and the rights of people on the frontlines of crises

Flexible areas of work

In addition to work on Global Priorities 1 and 2, Amnesty International entities may dedicate up to 20% of its resource to work on Flexible Areas of Work – human rights issues chosen in response to other pressing local human rights concerns, for example ending the death penalty, access to justice and redress, and preventing human rights abuse within the criminal justice system. 

Global priorities
Freedom of Expression and Civic Space AND Equality and Discrimination
Flexible areas of work
Other relevant and emerging human rights issues

Common Lenses

In all the work that we do, whether under the Global Priorities or flexible areas of work, Amnesty will analyse, plan and evaluate our human rights work through the following common lenses: 

  • Individuals and communities at risk – Working with and for individuals and communities at direct risk of human rights violations.
  • Intersectionality, gender-mainstreaming and anti-racism – Focus strongly on people subjected to structural discrimination on multiple and intersecting grounds, including, among others, the grounds of gender identity, race, ethnicity, class and other forms of social origin, caste, First Nations/Indigenous identity and sexual orientation.  Analyse the human rights implications of discrimination and clearly incorporate the findings into documentation, recommendations and campaign demands. 
  • Corporate accountability, including for the technology sectors – Analyse the roles of corporate actors and, on that basis, work to ensure states legislate mandatory human rights due diligence requirements for corporations, hold them accountable for their part in human rights abuses, and provide remedy to their victims.

Strengthening Amnesty’s capabilities

Within the period of the Strategic Framework 2022-2030, in support of its human rights priorities, Amnesty will strengthen and evolve our ability to deliver human rights change, as follows:

Stakeholders perspective

What do we need to do with our stakeholders to achieve our outcomes?

  • Acting in solidarity with individuals and communities facing human rights challenges and supporting their demands
  • Influencing and enabling duty bearers to uphold their obligations legally and in practice
  • Influencing and enabling corporates to limit the negative impacts on human rights and explore different ways of engaging

Capabilities perspective

How will we innovate and invest to engage our stakeholders?

  • Mobilizing human rights education
  • Enancing human rights research
  • Delivering compelling state and corporate advocacy
  • Strengthening Amnesty people powered movement and visibility
  • Enhancing our work with partners

Internal Processes and Learning Perspective

What will help us engage our stakeholders?

  • Grounding our work on international human rights law and Amnesty policies
  • Strengthening our movement by improving our infrastructure and processes
  • Investing in the well-being of our members and staff and in equality and inclusion
  • Increasing and improving our understanding of impact and evidence-based decision making

Financial Perspective

How can we sustain an increase our resources?

  • Growing our resourses an dincome to be financially sustainable based on our values.