The Association of Volunteers in International Service is an international not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in Italy in 1972. The AVSI mission is to support individuals in developing countries focusing on education and dignity of all people according to the teachings of the Catholic Church. It is currently operating in 39 countries with 120 expatriates in extended field assignments and 700 local staff managing 111 long-term projects benefiting about 4.15 million people.
"The Association of Volunteers in International Service Foundation,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 12
, Article 33.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol12/iss2/33