Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation (GICDF) is an international non-governmental organization, carries out developmental and humanitarian activities in the social , economic, cultural and human rights fields. GICDF was established in 2003 through the signing of its article of association in Geneva, Switzerland. Its chairman is Saif Al Islam Al Gaddafi, then comes the Executive Director who is selected by an executive committee. His functions are to manage the Foundation and its affiliate societies and offices.
The Foundation adopts principles that define and guide its functions such as maintaining and protecting human rights, and fundamental liberties, developing civil society and its organizations, promoting charitable voluntary work, establishing cooperation relations among societies to consolidate the team work supporting the oppressed, the downtrodden, and the vulnerable segments in the community, such as the poor, the needy, orphans, and the handicapped. It also provides humanitarian aid for war and disaster victims wherever they are. The Foundation has specializing offices that work regularly and in coordination with other parties, and agencies, in order to support and enhance the activities aiming at realizing the pursued aims. These offices include research and development office, human work office, media office, fundraising office, technical affairs and projects office, foreign relations office, and societies and civil society office. A number of non-governmental societies are working under the banner of the Foundation and supervision in different fields, to practice their humanitarian and development activities, to render service for mankind and to bring about progress, prosperity and to maintain his rights.