Facilitating interactions with the United Nations, its agencies and with the international community
IofC International - Geneva Office
Facilitating interactions with the United Nations, its agencies and with the international community

Purpose

The Geneva Office of Initiatives of Change International aims to bring the perspectives, knowledge and experiences of the IofC movement to the attention of officials in the UN and related institutions, governments and leaders of civil society and to facilitate interactions and partnerships between them and IofC teams and programs. Its mission is to increase the contribution of Initiatives of Change to building trust across the world’s divides by:

  • Enhancing the visibility internationally of IofC and its conference centre in Caux
  • Facilitating interactions with the United Nations, its agencies and with the international community, including civil society organizations, based in Geneva
  • Opening up opportunities for collaboration between IofC national teams and trans-national programs and the UN and related international institutions
  • Increasing the flow of people and ideas between the international community in Geneva and the Caux conferences
  • Informing IofC teams worldwide of significant developments and opportunities

IA Secretariat 1, rue de Varembé Genève 1202 Switzerland Tel: +41 22 749 16 20 Fax: +41 22 733 0267 Click here to send an email

 

Staff

Rainer GudeRainer Gude took on the post of Chargé de Mission and Network Coordinator in January 2012. He now coordinates Initiatives of Change International’s relations with the UN and other International Organizations and embassies in Geneva. He was born in New York of a German mother and a Spanish father. He grew up in the United States but spent much time in Europe as well and speaks English, Spanish, German, Italian, and French. He studied Theology and International Studies at Boston College focusing on ethics and conflict resolution for his undergraduate degree. For his Masters he went to the Graduate Institute of Development and International Studies in Geneva for a degree in International Affairs where he focused on security and conflict management. Click here to contact Rainer

Nathalie Renia The International Association Secretary is Nathalie Renia. Click here to contact Nathalie