Mission 21's core themes
Mission 21 aims to improve education and health, to promote peace and to support agriculture and livelihood security in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We focus on the peaceful potential of religion as a resource to deliver quality and sustainability in development cooperation (► "Religion and development cooperation" as a pdf). We advocate gender equity and capacity development in all our programmes and projects.
All human beings should be able to lead lives that are free from discrimination, regardless of their religious affiliation, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Throughout the world, women often suffer major disadvantages. This is why support for women's rights and gender justice is an integral element of all Mission 21's projects and programmes.
Capacity development means developing skills and abilities through ongoing education. Through capacity development, Mission 21 strengthens people, organisations and societies so that they can acquire, strengthen and maintain skills and abilities. They should set their own development goals and be able to achieve them effectively and sustainably.
Annual Report and Financial Report
The Annual Report provides information about Mission 21's work and our principles, and it shows how we put those principles into practice during the year under review. It includes the annual financial statement together with details about the origin and use of funds. The main donor groups are mentioned by name. The Report also includes information about the mission organisation's structure and governing bodies, together with a brief portrait of Mission 21. The Annual Report is published every June to coincide with Mission 21's international Mission Synod.The annual and financial report for 2019 are still provisional. Due to the pandemic, the synod planned for June has been postponed. The adoption of the reports is planned for autumn 2020.