Comprehensive Dialogue among Civilizations (CDAC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation. Its seat is located in Geneva and the organisation also has offices in New York, Moscow and Amsterdam.
Mission and Goals
The aim of the NGO 'Comprehensive Dialogue among Civilizations' (CDAC) is:
The activities of CDAC are based on the understanding that each individual, each country, each culture and each civilization is unique and has something special to offer to humanity. The Dialogue among Civilizations is needed and imperative to promote this spirit and a culture of 'Unity in Diversity'. The key for an effective, profound and transformative Dialogue among Civilizations lie in each group focusing on the positive contributions they can make towards humankind, in thought and actions. We are all different, but also constitute part of one humanity and only together, through a true spirit of dialogue, cooperation and solidarity will we be able to build a peaceful global home for our world-family.
'Beyond the turmoil, the division and perplexities of our time, humankind is slowly but surely finding ways, limits and codes of behaviour which will encompass all races, nations and ideologies. It is the formulation of these new ethics which will be the great challenge for the new generation. It will concern not only men's material fate, but also their mental and spiritual lives.' Dr. Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations
II. Mission Statement
The aim of the association 'Comprehensive dialogue among Civilizations' (CDAC) is:
to encourage a multi-cultural and inter-religious as well as political and diplomatic dialogue between countries, regions and population groups as a contribution to mutual understanding, tolerance and respect for diversity.
to develop, cultivate and promote the spirit and culture of dialogue with the ultimate goal of creating tools and instruments to address the current issues and challenges on the world agenda in a constructive, evolutionary and successful way.
To promote global human values and guiding ethical principles with the aim to sustain and develop a peaceful global society as it is set out in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.