International Communities Organisation empowers communities, guided by its vision of self-determination and the values of development and human rights. It fosters an environment where cultures are respected, and organisations within these communities are free to pave the way for their own development.
ICO engages states and civil society, to give people access to the rights set out in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It supports local development through increasing employment, supporting businesses and engaging in large infrastructure projects, with the goal of meeting internationally set standards in education, work, health, and adequate standards of living.
International Communities Organisation (ICO) is a self-determination research and innovation organisation, and a not for profit organisation based in London. Guided by its vision of self-determination and the values of development and human rights, ICO aims to empower communities. It strives to foster an environment where organisations within these communities can overcome the barriers they face, allowing them to fulfil their potential, develop and create positive change for their local communities through local collaboration, decision making, and action.
Through ICO activities, we are establishing various regional units to advocate and support the dissemination of guidelines, and encourage public engagements to facilitate self-determination claims such as
- Funding local institutions at a town, country, city or regional level
- The inclusion of all segments of society
- Investing in local businesses and rural job creation
- Education and training at the community, business, non-profit bodies and local political leaders including next generations
- Identification of techniques for negotiations processes