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Peace and Conflict Resolution and Prevention through Rotary ICC


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Rotary International Convention New Orleans
Workshop: Peace and Conflict Resolution and Prevention through Intercountry Committees
Presentation by Tony Polsterer, ICC Executive Committee Chairman

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Peace and Conflict Resolution and Prevention through Rotary ICC

  1. 1. Workshop: PeaceandConflict Resolution andPreventionthrough Intercountry Committees<br />Date and Time: Tuesday 24 May, 09:00-10:00<br />Location: Room 276, Ernest N. MorialConvention Center <br />Intercountry committees, or ICCs, areoneofRotary’smanypathstofosteringgoodwillandpeaceamongnations. ICCs arenetworksofRotarians, Rotary clubs, ordistricts in twoormore countries workingtogether on a national level. Jointhisdiscussiontolearnhow Intercountry Committeesworkwithinthisareaoffocus.<br />
  2. 2. Rotary International Convention <br />New Orleans2011<br />Peace and Conflict Resolution and Prevention<br />
  3. 3. The Panel<br />Moderator: Toni Polsterer<br />DG Charlie Murphy USA<br /> DGN Dietrich Bilger<br />PDG Gianni Jandolo Italy<br />PGG Mohammed Delawar Egypt<br />PDG Guenther Koenig Germany<br />
  4. 4. Intercountry Relations through ICC<br />Toni Polsterer<br />DG 2002-03, D 1910: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia<br />Chair 20010-2012 of the ICC Executive Council<br />
  5. 5. The Inter-Country Committees: A Road to Peace<br />
  6. 6. France-Germany IntercountryCommittee<br /> The first ICC, between Germany and France wasestablished in 1950 in Strasbourg<br />
  7. 7. “Rotarians must be from now on at the forefront of the peace ideal.”<br />Robert Haussmann<br />France-Germany Intercountry Committee<br />
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  10. 10. Country basedactivity for bilateralhumanitarian and peace efforts, using programs and initiatives fittinginto the RI Strategic Plan<br />The Role of ICC in Rotary<br />
  11. 11. Peace and the Role of ICCs<br />Focus on long term relations between Rotarians of two countries<br />Common activities and service projects<br />Special focus on team building projects<br />
  12. 12. Peace and the Role of ICCs<br />ICC are bilateral activities of countries and their districts<br />ICCs can help in creating a climate for peace between countries in the same region and far beyond<br />Humanitarian projects can help to provide an environment for alleviating internal tensions: “Reach within to embrace Humanity”<br />
  13. 13. How Inter-Country Committees Work for Peace<br />National Section in each of the two Countries <br />Membership: Rotarians, spouses, Rotaractors, clubs and districts<br />ImportanceofEmpathyandcomprehension<br />
  14. 14. ICCs EncourageWorking together, throughUnity in Diversity<br />The ICC section in the other country is your ambassador there<br />ICCs can overcome potential tensions and misconceptions<br />By “Building Communities” between countries, ICCs are bridging countries, “Bridging Continents” <br />
  15. 15. The Inter-Country Committees: A Road to Peace<br />