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The Intercountry Committees (ICC) are the first RI Structured Program dedicated to the advancement of world peace.
Like other programs such the Rotary Centers for international studies on peace and conflict resolution, the ICCs provide though their activities an ethical and cultural blueprint for the advancement of peace and mankind.
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In order to encourage contacts between Rotarians and clubs in two or more countries and to promote fellowship and intercultural understanding among the peoples of different nations, Rotarians, Rotary clubs, or districts are urged to establish Inter-Country Committees formulated by or with the approval of their governors.
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After the First World War (1914-1918), the old demons of nationalism were being revived all over Europe. In 1931, Past Governors Otto Boehler (RC Vienna, District 73) and Georges Bernardot (RC Paris, District 49) created the “Petit Comité Franco-Allemand” at the first Rotary International European Conference in the Hague.
The Committee had to put a stop to its activities in late 1937 when the Nazi government banned German, and subsequently Austr ian, Rotary Clubs.
In 1950, Past Governors Roger Coutant and Jean Caroni of the Rotary Club of Lille undertook the difficult task of reestablishing contact with Germany. In Baden Baden (18 May 1950) Robert Haussmann, the first German governor after WWII, organized the first postwar conference in his district . Roger Coutant , accompanied by 7 French Rotarians, called for the rebuilding of Franco-German ties.
On May 20, 1950, at the District 70 Conference in Strasbourg, the 24 German Rotary Clubs adopted a resolution condemning the violation of “The Rights of Man “.