To create and strengthen understanding among the world’s peoples. To advance the principles of good governance and citizenship. To take an active interest in the community’s civic, cultural, social and moral well-being. To cement ties of friendship, comradeship and mutual understanding among the Clubs of the Association. To provide a framework for the free discussion of all matters of public interest. To encourage persons devoted to their community to serve it without thought of financial gain. To foster efficiency and moral rectitude in business, industry, the professions, public service and the private sector. Priority issues: Public relations; humanitarian concerns; communication.
The Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) implements humanitarian actions throughout the world: construction of hospital, equipment of schools, creation of workshops for the young handicapped people, assistance to flooded people (http://www.lcif.org). The Lions Clubs International provides a variety of development opportunities where current and future leaders come together to learn how to improve their leadership skills. SightFirst II Campaign with the objective of reducing significantly preventable blindness in developed and developing countries. This new Campaign was launched during the 88th Annual Convention will be held June 27 - July 1, 2005 in Hong Kong. 14 March 2008, Conference "Sight First II", UNESCO, Paris, Room I. Youth Programmes: to provide the young people of the world with opportunities for achievement, learning, contribution and service, indivudally and collectively, through sponsorship of activities identified as best practices in the field of youth development. This includes: Lions International Peace Poster Contest; Lions International Youth Camp Programme, Lions International Youth Exchange Programme; Lions Youth Outreach Programme; Leo Club Youth Programmes. Lions international relations programmes include International Friendship Programmes (International Relations Month; Lions Day with the United Nations; World Peace Day; Club twinning; International cultural exchanges).