ICON’s mission is to make strategic interventions in education that challenge structural violence.   These processes work to bring key changes in society – specifically supporting the creation of a culture of non-violence.

ICON seeks to make non-violence real through analysis of the local and global context, through research and through reflective practice.  These inform its actions and strengthen its capacity in the field of nonviolence.

Its vision is that of a centre, based in the third world, that connects and sustains a global network of activists with the skills and understandings needed to build peace, in particular through education.