Austin: Mission Statement
mission of SIETAR Austin is to promote intercultural learning,
awareness, and understanding by sharing skills, knowledge and project
information through dialogue, discussions, education, training and research.
USA Mission and Background
is an interdisciplinary professional and service organization whose
purpose is to implement and promote cooperative interactions and
effective communications among peoples of diverse cultures, races and
ethnic groups. Its objective is to encourage the development and
application of knowledge, values and skills, which enable effective
intercultural, interracial and interethnic actions at the individual,
group, organization and community levels.
was first established in 1974. It grew form a US-based international
organization to over fifteen national, regional, and local groups
worldwide connected through the SIETAR Global network.. SIETAR holds
NGO status at the United Nations and is recognized by the Council of Europe.
members view the world as a set of interdependent cultures, which
are equal in value and offer a variety of approaches to living in a
global community. The goal for intercultural education, training and
research is to increase acceptance and respect among culture groups
and their members, and thereby to encourage peace in the world community.
Purpose & Objectives
to intercultural understanding, the Society's membership promotes: