What We Do


CISV provides a range of unique and educational group activities which develop cross-cultural understanding in children, youth and adults from around the world. By encouraging respect for cultural differences and the development of self-awareness, CISV empowers each participant to incorporate these values into their lives as they become global citizens and strive for a more just and peaceful world.
Our work focuses on the following key areas:

  • We provide opportunities for individuals to learn by experience to live amicably with others irrespective of cultural background.
  • We contribute through research to a science of international relations and non-violent conflict resolution.
  • We collaborate with other organizations having similar purposes.
  • We inspire people of all ages to strive for a more just and peaceful world