ONAD is founded on the belief and conviction that just, peaceful and democratic societies can be achieved by people who are conscious and aware of their civil and political rights. ONAD is dedicated to the cause of nonviolence. To ONAD, this means commitment to justice and peace without the use of force that destroys or causes injury to enemy or his/her properties.

Our core values are: Team work and responsibility, peaceful social change, euqlity and social justice, empowering poor people to improve their lives, honesty and transparency, participatory democracy, learning from others in humility, respect of diversity, and spirit of voluntarism.