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Amnesty International

About Amnesty International: Amnesty International (AI) is a non-governmental organization focused on human rights with over 7 million members and supporters around the world. 
Amnesty International Motto: It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Amnesty International Objective: to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.
Founded on: July 1961 by Peter Benenson in the United Kingdom
Headquarter: London, United Kingdom
Service Area: Across Globe
Services: Protecting human rights
Fields: Media attention, direct-appeal campaigns, research, lobbying
Members: Approx. 7 million members and supporters
Key people: Salil Shetty (Secretary-General)
Official Website: www.amnesty.org

Question on Amnesty International in UPSC IAS 2015 Exam.
Amnesty International is ?
A. an agency of the United Nations to help refugees of civil wars
B. a global Human Rights Movement
C. a Non-Governmental organization to help people voluntary very poor people
D. an Inter-Governmental agency to cater to medical emergencies in war-ravaged regions
Answer: B


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