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International Representation

Initiatives of Change International is comprised of a network of members who span the globe. Their local, community-based challenges are often a reflection of global divisions in society. As a part of the desire to inspire change at all levels, it will seek out relationships with like-minded organisations with an international focus. IofC International has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, as an example.

Initiatives of Change International is an also an active participant in the Conference of International NGOs Council of Europe. As a member with Participatory status, it helped draft the Conference’s contribution to the Council of Europe’s White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue. The Council stresses the importance of personal responsibility, ethical leadership, and building trust across the world’s divides; a clear alignment of with IofC focus areas.

As an organisation, it participates in and facilitates its relationships with the United Nations and other international institutions and organizations through its Geneva office