The International Communities Organisation (ICO), based in London-UK, is an international organisation working with minority groups to secure access to their to right to self-determination. Through its activities, ICO aims to empower communities to overcome the barriers they face and fulfil their demands in a peaceful way. To achieve this, ICO engages with stakeholders at all levels, to support communities and their claims.
The process of building peace is not about ensuring that one group’s views prevail over another but about constructing a shared vision for a better future. ICO hopes to create a space for this shared vision to flourish by bringing together diplomats, academics, lawyers, policy practitioners, researchers and representatives of organisations, to create a consortium of experts with one goal: a more peaceful and just world. We’re here not to take sides, we’re here to enable, we’re here to give communities an opportunity to work for themselves towards achievement better outcomes for them and the next generation. We hope that these communities will err on the side of unity and collaboration but for those who believe they do not have the opportunity to express their cultural rights, their political rights, who believe that they don’t have the opportunity to develop as they see fit, ICO is here for them
ICO seeks to empower communities, by giving them tools so that they may autonomously develop their ideas and use peaceful channels to set out their demands. We hope this will create an environment of cross-cultural cooperation and respect.