The right to self-determination is emphasised in Article 1 of both the ICCPR and the ICESCR.
All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
(Article 1, ICCPR and ICESCR)
ICO works to ensure that people everywhere have the means to define their development through ensuring that they have the resources available to make the right decisions. ICO believes that to achieve self-determination, the culture of every country must be respected.