|Geographic profile of ICCs|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 17 December 2008 15:42|
While we are certainly all working toward goodwill among peoples in each of our corners of the world, it is when two teams (one in each country) come together to achieve this goal that it becomes a veritable mission
The ambition of Inter-Country Committees is to go where they are not yet present, working through exchanges and cooperative projects to develop within Rotary International a force for peace and global solidarity.
Committees in Western Europe
These committees are built on a network of sister clubs established over a number of years between countries of comparable standards of living.
These committees work together and are based on almost perfect reciprocity. Project responsibility is easily undertaken by the clubs involved.
Committees in Africa
In the sixties, ICCs focused their attention primarily on the African continent. Many young nations were just beginning to enjoy the benefits of their newfound independence. Here, ICCs focused on building ties and working toward social and economic development through humanitarian and educational projects that called upon the competencies of the Rotary Clubs and the Foundation. African Rotarians would determine their needs and would ensure that Rotary help from the North was channelled to the right areas. ICCs showed solidarity without interfering.
Committees in Central and Eastern Europe
The fall of communism in Central Europe throughout the 90s led to a birth and rebirth of Rotary.
ICCs were particularly active and dedicated to Rotary International’s growth by sponsoring new clubs.
One fundamental priority of this expansion was the training of new Rotarians who longed to know more about our nongovernmental movement based on freedom and service above self.
Committees in the Middle East
At this same point in time, committees started developing in the Middle East with the goal of encouraging peace and goodwill.
Expanding Inter-Country Committees
Today ICCs are expanding both in North & South America (USA, Canada, Brazil), China, India and contacts have been made in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
Information meeting about ICCs in Montreal in October 2004
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