Initiatives of Change International

IofC USA is a member of the Initiatives of Change International Association. This is a voluntary association of the independent national legal bodies of Initiatives of Change (IofC). It was founded in April 2002 under the Presidency of Cornelio Sommaruga, former President of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Dr Sommaruga was succeeded as President by Ambassador Mohamed Sahnoun and Prof. Rajmohan Gandhi. The current president is Dr. Omnia Marzouk.

Based in Caux Switzerland, Initiatives of Change International is governed under the civil code of Switzerland. It is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and Participatory Status at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. It is a global network active in over 60 countries and formally incorporated in 44 countries. The international body represents the universality and multi-faith character of the movement and facilitates its relationships with the United Nations and other international institutions and organizations through its Geneva office.

IofC International is governed by an International Council and an annual Global Assembly. Currently two Americans are serving on the International Council - Chris Breitenberg, who serves as director of communications for IofC International, and Cricket White who is the US training and facilitation director.

IofC Strategic Plan 2013-2015