Mission and Purpose
The United Nations Mission of International Relations Intergovernmental Organization (UNMIR) is an international organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and global well being. UNMIR helps to provide the mechanism and support needed for NGOs to connect, partner, share, inspire, and multiply their contributions to solve humanity’s basic problems.
Initiated in 2000 by a handful of international NGOs and prominent visionaries, UNMIR has quickly become one of the premier international bodies for non-governmental organizations that are committed to the ideals of universal peace, justice, and well being for all humanity.
Concerned with universal values shared across the barriers of politics, culture, religion, race and ethnicity, the founding organizations and individuals envisioned an organization that would enable NGOs to work in partnership across those barriers, thereby weaving a selfless social fabric essential to establishing a worldwide culture of peace. By optimizing resources and sharing vital information,UNMIR provides a means for NGOs to become more effective in completing their vital tasks.
With its global network of NGOs, as well as affiliates drawn from the ranks of governmental and intergovernmental bodies, business, and universities, UNMIR has become an international leader in tackling issues of serious global concern.
The UNMIR whose mission is to serve its member organizations, strengthen and encourage the non-governmental sector as a whole, increase public understanding of the governmenal community, and provide the mechanism and support needed for World to connect, partner, and multiply their contributions to solve humanity's basic problems.
The UNMIR adopts as its mandate the following purposes and objectives:
To unite People and Governments worldwide in the cause of advancing world peace, as well as well-being at all levels - individual, family, tribal, national, and world;
To assist its member organizations in accomplishing their tasks relative to creating a better society and world: economically, socially, environmentally, politically, and morally;
To empower its worldwide membership by acting as one strong and unified voice in advancing conflict resolution and moral solutions to pressing global, national, and social problems;
To serve its member organizations by acting as their advocate and spokesman at the international level on issues of mutual concern, by working in partnership with the United Nations and other intergovernmental bodies to voice concerns and advance objectives of the membership, and by providing forums for interaction and exchange of information among its members;
To unite NGOs worldwide in support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with particular emphasis on promoting (a) human dignity, as outlined in Article 1, (b) tolerance, as outlined in Article 2, (c) the family, as outlined in Article 16, and (d) religious freedom, as outlined in Article 18;
To give greater voice to smaller NGOs beyond their national borders, including NGOs from developing countries and countries with economies in transition; and
To provide international conferences and symposia as a foundation for the building of moral and healthy individuals, families, societies, and nations.
Service to Others
Living for the sake of others and for higher purpose is the proper and desired state for all levels and components of society: individuals, families, societies, corporations, nations, and so forth.
Beyond all Boundaries
Significant progress toward world peace and global well-being can be fostered through inter-religious, intercultural, and interracial work, and across artificial barriers of politics and ethnicity that separate people and their institutions.
Inviolable Human Rights
Each person is endowed with fundamental human rights, which must not be violated. These rights and freedoms, as recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), are each individual's entitlement, without distinction as to race, sex, language, religion, national or social origin, property, political or other opinion, birth, country or residence, or other distinction.
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, are endowed with reason and conscience, and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." (Drawn from Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Strengthening the natural family is a fundamental route to creating a world of peace and well-being. Furthermore, as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, "The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State" (Article 16).
"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance." (Drawn from Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Public money must not be used for selfish purposes, the sanctity of the environment is to be respected, and all public assets are to be treated with utmost seriousness as a sacred, public trust.