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The Context of Crisis
The challenge of crisis response

The Need for Advocacy
A model for international response to unfolding crises


ICG's Organisation
A brief history of ICG and an overview of the organisation

ICG Governance and Staff
ICG's Organisational structure and staff

ICG's International Board

ICG's Annual Review
Details of ICG's work during 1996-1997


A New Perspective
An introduction to ICG's modus operandi

A New Catalyst for Peace
How ICG aims to enhance and strengthen crisis response

The ICG Approach
ICG's crisis response mechanism


Macedonia: the Politics of Ethnicity and Conflict (21/10/97)

Albania situation update (15/10/97)

The Crisis In Sierra Leone - A Statement By Senator George J. Mitchell (21/10/97)

ICG Analysis of Bosnia's 1997 Municipal Election Results (14/10/97)

Deals compromise municipal elections in Bosnia, say ICG (15/09/97)

ICG issued a Statement on Municipal Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina immediately after the recent poll.

Municipal Elections in Bosnia hold out little hope of progress, say ICG Analysts prior to the 13 September poll.

The International Crisis Group (ICG), founded on July 1, 1995, is a private, multinational organisation which seeks to provide international policy-makers with an objective and informed source of information, analysis and ideas geared to help head off impending crises in unstable parts of the world. ICG uses private high-level contacts and the media to disseminate its findings and mobilise support for a more robust and effective international response to crises. ICG is chaired by the former US Senate majority leader George Mitchell. Its board of trustees includes former presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers from around the world as well as prominent figures from business and the media.

Since its foundation, ICG has established major field assessment programs in two countries. In Sierra Leone, the organisation can claim to have played a significant role in that country's transition to democracy, raising funds for national elections, bringing international media attention to bear on the country's leaders and establishing a locally run but internationally-backed campaign for good governance. In Bosnia, an ICG field team has been monitoring implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement. The ICG Bosnia team has issued dozens of major reports and many other papers assessing the effort to build peace in Bosnia, identifying potential problems and putting forward practical policy recommendations. ICG's reports have been read at the highest levels of the international community, generating widespread respect and influencing a number of key policy decisions.

In the coming months, ICG will be seeking to further increase its impact, first by significantly expanding its field operations in the Balkans and central Africa, and secondly by bolstering the organisation's core infrastructure, including, critically, its advocacy and media liaison capabilities.

"Reputed for the rigour of its political analyses"
Le Monde, 17 August 1996

"The International Crisis Group earned widespread respect when it helped unveil mass-scale manipulation in refugee voter registration (in Bosnia) in August"
Reuters, November 14, 1996

"An independent and influential group"
NRC Handelsblad, 16 August 1996

"A potent collection of business, political and media leaders from around the globe whose aim is to prevent world crises through early intervention"
The Washington Times, 5 May 1996

"An influential think-tank"
The Weekend Australian, 17 August 1996

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