About AISA NGO
“Building the future with each other and not against each other.”
“Building the future with each other and not against each other.”
Excerpts from Resolution A/RES/130/72
Regularly mobilize the efforts of the international community in favor of peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity.
Act for reconciliation in order to contribute to peace and sustainable development, in particular by working with communities, religious leaders and other stakeholders, by taking measures of reconciliation and solidarity and by engaging human beings in forgiveness and compassion.
Respect for culture and other local, national and regional particularities or customs.
Express the deep desire to live and act together, united in difference and diversity, with a view to building a viable world based on peace, solidarity and harmony…
The economy of nature
The culture of peace
The chain of life
AISA International NGO engages in complementary, mutually reinforcing missions to contribute to the development of peaceful and inclusive human societies, namely:
- Advocate with the governments of the world, international institutions and civil society to better live together in peace;
- Promote, through partnership actions, the International Day of Living Together in Peace (Resolution A/RES/72/130) and the universal values it contains;
- Implement initiatives in favor of gender equality, non-discrimination, social and cultural progress, environmental protection, and more broadly respect for the living world;
- Actively participate in interreligious and intercultural dialogue and in the fight against exclusivism;
- Promote education in the Culture of Peace and preventive mediation to resolve conflicts peacefully.
The challenge is to cultivate responsible and supportive global citizenship.
AISA International NGO
The International Alâwiyya Sufi Association (AISA International NGO) is a non-governmental organization with special consultative status with ECOSOC or the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (Report E/2014/32 Part I).
Aisa works in areas of expertise as varied as the culture of peace, gender equality, social development, environment, global governance, ethics and spirituality.
It works for the reconciliation of the human family by promoting the Culture of Peace, defined by UNESCO and by the UN (Resolution A/RES/53/243, 1999), as a transversal social bond for future societies through creation of schools of peace.
AISA International NGO draws its values from the universal wisdom of the Alâwî Sufi order which was recognized by UNESCO in 2013 (191 EX/32 INF.) as “a school for tolerance and inter-religious conviviality” promoting live together in peace. It oversees the preservation and transmission of this spiritual, material and immaterial heritage.
Within the framework of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) decreed by the UN by 2030, AISA International NGO contributes to the advent of peaceful and inclusive societies by updating mediation as a process of living together in peace ensuring social cohesion, respect for human rights and the maintenance of cultural diversity. She is notably behind the creation of the Synergy Network 17 SDGs and the Paris Declaration (UNESCO, 2017).
Our vision and values are inspired by the thought and work of Sheikh Ahmad al-‘Alawi, a great man of peace, who knew how to harmonize tradition and modernity. UNESCO, at its 37th General Conference in November 2013, declared the ‘Alawi Sufi Order “a school of tolerance and conviviality”. UNESCO, during its 37th General Conference, in November 2013, declared the Sufi order ‘Alâwî, as “a school of tolerance and conviviality. »
Invited to the first United Nations World Humanitarian Summit (Istanbul, 2016) AISA International NGO proposed to the international community the recognition of “the unity of humanity as a living, legal, social and political subject, responsible for the regulation of world for the benefit of all”. AISA International NGO considers the sacredness of life as an essential principle and proposes the synergy of each person’s potential through the method of the Circle of Awakening to Virtues and Qualities.
On the strength of these proposals, AISA International NGO supports the new generations and invites them to lay the foundations of a governance of the world which favors the economy of nature. By placing peace at the heart of all human and other relationships, education for a Culture of Peace raises awareness of the importance of the existing links between ecosystems.
There is an urgent need to reconnect with an economy that has respected the chain of life for millions of years and produces resources in abundance in a cycle of permanent renewal without generating waste.
AISA International NGO oversees the preservation and transmission of a spiritual and humanist heritage.
The International Sufi Alâwiyya Association (AISA International NGO) was created on October 11, 2001.
Recognition by the UN
In 2012, it was recognized by the United Nations (UN) as an international non-governmental organization, empowered to contribute to the universal goals of peace and social progress pursued by the United Nations.
Special consultative status
On January 19, 2014, it acquired special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (Report E/32/2014 Part I), and works in areas of expertise as varied as the culture of peace, gender equality, social development, environment, global governance, ethics and spirituality.
AISA International NGO created in December 2021 a humanitarian department which has implemented actions in Algeria and Benin to help the most vulnerable people, victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find here our activity reports of the last years, in download (pdf).
Activity report 2021
Activity report 2018
Activity report 2020
Activity report 2019
AISA International NGO works concretely in the service of humanity, helping to meet today’s societal and environmental challenges.
A RENEWED VISION
The desire to go further in circular and shared governance within our NGO, in line with the evolution of the world, invited us to renew our vision by consulting all our members through discussions at regional, national and international levels.
This renewed vision and this new organisation, submitted to all the members of the NGO beforehand, were adopted at the Extraordinary General Assembly of 24 and 25 October 2020. They led to the drafting of new Statutes and Internal Regulations which were approved at the Extraordinary General Assembly of 30 December 2020.
The organisation set up puts the NGO in project mode for a dynamic of actions in the service of the common good, in order to contribute to building a human, fraternal and peaceful world.
In order to work in a transversal manner and propose innovative projects on an international scale, AISA International NGO has set up:
AISA dans le monde
La possibilité d’adhérer à l’ONG partout dans le monde.
a shared promoting gender equality,
that of a humanity reconciled with itself and its environment.
Head of Culture of Peace
Logistics Division Manager & Co-President
Finance department manager
Head of IT division & co-president
Ikram EL Aarass
HR department manager
Youth department manager
Communication department manager
El Mehdi Chikri
Event & Programming Manager
Health division manager
Culture of Peace
Hygiene and Health
An organisation serving the common good
Active in several countries around the world,AISA International NGO works concretely in the service of humanity, contributing to take up – through international projects – the societal and environmental challenges of the 21st century that affect the future of the world and of humanity. Its actions are mainly in the following areas:
Its actions are mainly in the following areas:
Actions of Advocacy for Living Together in Peace and the Culture of Peacewith civil societies, international institutions and world governments;
The promotion, in a spirit of synergy and partnership, of the International Day of Living Together in Peace and the universal values of which it is a strong symbol;
The implementation of initiatives to promote the fundamental principles related to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals;
Active participation in interreligious and intercultural dialogue and the fight against fundamentalisms of all kinds;
The introduction of Culture of Peace education in the school academic programs;
The promotion of mediation as a major innovation for peaceful and inclusive societies.
AISA in the world
AISA International NGO relies on a network of national AISA associations in Germany, Belgium, Canada, Spain, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland, on a partnership with an Algerian foundation and on numerous supporters in the Maghreb, Africa, Indonesia, Turkey, Japan, the Middle East and North America.
Find below all the partners of AISA International NGO.es partenaires d’AISA ONG Internationale.