AMU is an NGO that was established in 1986; it is officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the realization of projects of development cooperation, training activities and development education.

It is inspired by the spirituality of the Focolare Movement and aims to spread a culture of dialogue and unity among peoples. Together with the populations involved, we are committed to carry out sustainable activities that lay the foundations for an effective development, respecting social, cultural and economic local realities, and in the perspective of a “development of communion”.

AMU operates in several countries of Latin America, Africa, Asia and Oceania, with cooperation initiatives involving, depending on the context, support for basic needs (housing, food and health), development of agriculture and handicrafts, micro-enterprises, basic education, vocational training, post-emergency interventions and social development. In recent years, the change of the international scenario made it necessary to expand the range of action, previously limited to the so-called developing countries, also to Italy and Europe.

AMU is associated with CIPSI (Coordination of Popular Initiatives of International Solidarity); it is also accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research for the training of school personnel on issues of global education and human rights.