Mobilise the experience, energy, and international contacts of a group of statesmen who have held the highest office in their own countries; develop recommendations and practical solutions for the political, economic, and social problems confronting humanity; foster international co-operation and action in three priority areas: peace and security, world economic revitalisation, and universal ethical standards.
The InterAction Council was established in 1983 as an independent international organisation to mobilise the experience, energy, and international contacts of a group of statesmen who have held the highest office in their own countries.
- Putting Global Ethical Standards into Practice in a Dangerous and Divided World
In 1987, the then recently established InterAction Council conducted its first interfaith dialogue in Rome. Subsequent interfaith dialogues have focused on the emerging concept of a global ethic, a statement of the commonly shared moral principles held by all major religions. The discussion of shared ethical principles was restricted to those necessary to promote a peaceful, tolerant and compassionate society and cooperation among nations, and was embodied by the Council in its 1997 Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities. At its core, the Declaration embraced the Golden Rule of 'not doing unto others what you would not wish done to you'. The InterAction Council again hosted an interfaith dialogue in March 2014 in Vienna to examine the challenges in giving effect to a global ethical standard in a dangerous and divided world.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Rome, Italy - Vienna, Austria - Tuebingen, Germany - Jakarta, Indonesia - King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia