URI members work together for on-the-ground solutions in 14 Action Areas that are crucial for the health, happiness, and success of all people in communities around the world. Click on each Action Area to learn more.
By sharing creative expression, URI members cultivate appreciation of each other on a human level.
Fostering strong, healthy communities is at the core of URI’s work.
Sharing knowledge helps us make informed decisions that benefit us all.
"We act from sound ecological practices to protect and preserve the Earth for both present and future generations." - URI Principle 10
Health and Social Services
When individuals suffer, whole societies suffer. URI Cooperation Circles bring healing.
All people deserve basic human rights. URI works to ensure no one is left behind.
“We respect the sacred wisdom of each religion, spiritual expression and indigenous tradition.” - URI Principle 2
Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue
“We listen and speak with respect to deepen mutual understanding and trust.” - URI Principle 5
We use many types of media to provide a global opportunity for participation by all people, especially by those whose voices are not often heard.
Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
“We practice healing and reconciliation to resolve conflict without resorting to violence.” - URI Principle 9
URI is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Poverty Alleviation and Economic Opportunity
We unite to use our combined resources for nonviolent, compassionate action.
“URI is committed to the equitable participation of women and men in all aspects of our organization.” - URI Principle 8
URI respects wisdom from voices of all generations.