International Organization for Diplomatic Relations
The International Organization for Diplomatic Relations (IODR), also known as “Correspondants Diplomatiques” intends to promote alliance and cultural cooperation through the exchange of documents, the organization of conferences, concerts, and events of various kinds, and publications.
It promotes solidarity between people and individuals and the full realization of the basic rights of man, as inspired by the principles upheld by the United Nations Organisation.
Its aim is to satisfy primary needs and in the first place to safeguard human life, work and the family, as the first and irreplaceable nucleus of society, and to remedy insufficiencies in the food supply and to give the highest value to human resources.
The IODR intends to guarantee the actual equality of the sexes, supporting and ensuring the inclusion of women in all activities, including politics.
The organisation defends liberty as an indispensable condition for the dignity of the individual and the harmonious and complete development of the human personality, respecting the sentiments and ideas of others, of all religions, and all political ideologies;
It cultivates the culture of peace in the world, rejecting war as a solution of international controversies and violence under any form whatsoever, always substituting conflict by dialogue and encounter.
To achieve these objectives, the IODR conducts a wide range of development and educational projects, including the creation of training centres and courses.
The IODR contributes by all possible means – the press, television, radio, economic publications, conferences, etc. – to the popular diffusion, especially among the young, of the human rights proclaimed in the “Universal Declaration of the United Nations” on 15th December 1948 in New York.
To carry out the activities necessary for its statutory aims, the organisation relies predominantly on the voluntary persons and free-of-charge services of its own corresponding members.