The International Crisis Group (ICG) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. ICG was founded in 1995 as an international non-governmental organization on the initiative of a group of well-known transatlantic figures who despaired at the international community’s failure to anticipate and respond effectively to the tragedies in the early 1990s of Somalia, Rwanda, and Bosnia. They were led by Morton Abramowitz (former US Ambassador to Turkey and Thailand, then President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), Mark Malloch-Brown (former head of the UN Development Program, then UN Deputy Secretary-General and UK Minister), and its first Chairman, Senator George Mitchell. The idea was to create a new organization with a highly professional staff acting as the world’s eyes and ears for impending conflicts and a highly influential board that could mobilize effective action from the world’s policymakers.
The International Crisis Group is generally regarded as the world’s leading source of information, analysis, and policy advice on preventing and resolving deadly conflict.
For more information, visit the group’s website here.