About Ignita Veritas University
Multifunctional Role as International Non-Profit Institution
Ignita Veritas University (IVU) is an international non-profit educational institution, with enhanced capabilities as a law centre, registered as a United Nations non-governmental organization (NGO).
The Latin name “Ignita Veritas” means “Fire of Truth”, or “Fiery Truth”. This represents its foundational dedication to developing and promoting factual bases for empirical, historical, academic and practical truth, as the necessary fabric of civilization. This also expresses the principle that education and academic discourse must never be compromised by political agendas, as both the accuracy and transparency of factual truth are essential to the collective welfare of humanity.
The word “university” (in Latin, “universitas”) means literally a community of scholars operating diverse programs through a centralized institution. Historically, universities provide the host infrastructure for many various academic faculties, non-profit institutes, research and development centres, charitable civil society programs, and even law centres for non-profit legal services.
True to this time-honoured tradition of a university being literally “universal” in its functions, Ignita Veritas University (IVU) operates multiple autonomous subdivisions. The central theme that unifies all programs and services under this University is “legal aspects of human rights, geopolitical and economic security under the rule of law”, backed by institutional academic expertise.
IVU is internationally licensed and accredited by a Ministry of Education as a university educational institution, with lawful authority to grant a full range of academic degrees. It maintains advanced academic and scholarly research programs in international law, relevant specialties of ancient and medieval history as related to geopolitics, and other areas of importance to the stability of civilizations.
IVU is also internationally licensed by a Ministry of Education and Ministry of Scientific Research as an educational accrediting agency, with lawful authority to accredit other universities and their academic programs, including the management of transfer credits between institutions.
IVU is internationally licensed as a law centre, authorized to provide expert legal consultation and strategic or transactional legal work for private, governmental or intergovernmental organizations. Combining its law centre and university aspects in the context of international law, it also functions as a geopolitical research institute. As a UN NGO institution, it is authorized to assign delegates to contribute to UN events and to provide advisors and technical experts to assist UN projects, allowing the university to effectively contribute to applied geopolitics.
Under its licensed authority from a Ministry of Justice and also statutory authority of international law, IVU serves as the host NGO institution supporting the autonomous Arbitration Court of International Justice (ACIJ), a UN-level Court of Law with full judiciary authority. The ACIJ Court holds its own international licenses which empower it to serve as an independent Judiciary body for binding commercial arbitration, and also as a non-governmental Court of Justice for the adjudication and enforcement of international law.
In the educational sector, IVU serves as an accrediting agency and educational institution, upholding standards and promoting advancements in academia, in cooperation with other accredited universities and prestigious academic institutions.
In the public sector, IVU serves as an independent contractor for governmental or intergovernmental organizations, providing operational support for international security, protection of national sovereignty, promotion of economic prosperity, upholding international law, and defending civil rights and human rights.
In these public-sector roles, IVU serves as an independent UN-level non-governmental institution. It thereby maintains political neutrality, is not subject to influence by any one country, and equally protects the legitimate interests of all countries under international law.
In the private sector, IVU functions as an international law centre, providing services for legal and economic security. These capabilities can be applied to the protection of national critical infrastructure assets which are operated by private enterprises, professional institutions and non-profit organizations.
In these private-sector roles, IVU gives private companies and organizations many of the capabilities and advantages which national security agencies use to protect government ministries and subdivisions, and empowers the private sector to operate more freely with less governmental interference.
Non-Profit Tax Deductible Status as Humanitarian Organization
Ignita Veritas University (IVU) is a registered Non-Profit organization, granted international Tax Exempt status by a national Ministry of Taxation and also Ministry of Finance. All donations and grants to the various non-profit activities of IVU are universally “tax deductible” by international standards.
In the United States, IVU is generally tax exempt by automatic statutory authority of 26 USC 501(a) of the US Tax Code. It is additionally specifically tax exempt for all donors by authority of 26 USC 170(c)(2), since it is “operated exclusively for charitable or educational purposes”, and 26 USC 501(c)(4) as an American-based “civic organization operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare”. IVU thus has general automatic statutory tax exemption as “501(a) status”, as a matter of law, and is thereby exempt from needing any additional “501(c)(3)” status.
IVU manages, supports and promotes a wide range of non-profit, philanthropic and humanitarian projects. Many projects provide support for universities, libraries, museums, charitable programs of religious organizations, and other non-profit institutions. Key strategic missions of IVU humanitarian projects include the protection and enforcement of human rights, and the promotion of access to justice, and access to education.
Multinational Background of Founding Inspirations
Ignita Veritas University (IVU) evolved from decades of development and networking by numerous non-profit and civil society organizations, assisted by cooperation with various universities, private government contractors and veterans associations, from multiple countries of different political alignments.
The formation of IVU was inspired by the Western tradition of individual entrepreneurs applying strong discipline, advanced skills and self-developed leadership abilities, to drive commerce and industry forward to prosperity.
It was equally inspired by the Eastern European tradition of scholarly societies and academic associations commanding the attention and respect of governments, as guardians of the public welfare, to contribute educational resources in support of international peace and humanitarian affairs.
While the development of IVU was initially driven by leading world experts from North American and Eastern European academic circles, it was greatly enhanced by the unique contributions of top university scholars and experts from the Middle East, the African continent, Latin America and the Caribbean.
This diverse underlying academic and cultural background has made IVU and its autonomous subdivisions fully compatible with the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) of independent countries constituting over 70% of the United Nations General Assembly. As a result, IVU as an institution is organically “mainstream”, with an underlying “grassroots” foundation, while remaining free from undue influence from any dominating country.
Ignita Veritas University (IVU) as a UN NGO is an American non-profit institution based in the United States, without any involvement or dependence upon any American governmental authority.
For geopolitical balance and stability, the American IVU through a foreign affiliate holds multiple permanent international licenses from the constitutional Republic of Egypt as a leading NAM country, without any influence from any Middle Eastern government.
For general operations and United Nations cooperation projects, private facilities in the neutral and independent jurisdiction of Switzerland are the primary legal and functional base for all IVU programs and projects internationally.
Independence of Authentic Humanitarian Policies
The United Nations NGO status of Ignita Veritas University (IVU) does not imply nor involve any form of influence from the UN or UN agencies on its policies or activities. Indeed, the NGO function means quite the opposite, that the institution has been accepted to a position from which it can meaningfully contribute its own influence upon UN policies and programs.
This channel of United Nations participation, empowering IVU to assert its own lawful influence upon the discourse and protocols of the nations, includes the important area officially accepted and recognized by the UN itself as “UN Reform”.
The United Nations is not a governing body, as established by its Charter and foundational principles which strictly require the sovereign autonomy of all nation-states. Rather, the UN is merely a forum for individual countries to voice their concerns and advocate for their causes, appealing to the audience of the general collective of other countries.
Accordingly, if some civil advocates believe that certain countries abuse the UN system as a forum to advance negative agendas, then logically it must be considered both necessary and highly desirable that humanitarian organizations more actively use the same forum to advance balancing positive agendas.
The NGO status of IVU and its subdivisions also does not imply nor involve any type of influence from any country, government nor governmental agency. By definition, NGO means “non-governmental”, such that no government has any right to influence the policies or activities of the organization, and the NGO has no obligation to any government.
Modern times have witnessed a trend of abuses of so-called “NGO’s” by certain countries to further harmful covert programs. However, it is in fact illegal – and in violation of UN rules for NGO status – for any government to have management control or any substantial voting influence in what must remain “non-governmental”.
Governments are only permitted to be limited minority financial sponsors by non-profit grants to an NGO, such that no dominant interest or agenda would influence its policies and activities. Violation of this rule, when discovered, can subject the NGO to both legal and political recourse leading to revocation of its NGO status.
Ignita Veritas University (IVU) applies several measures to ensure, maintain and protect the institutional autonomy and integrity of purpose of its humanitarian policies. Such measures include core provisions of all charters, bylaws and contracts, which give legal notice by disclosure that all tax-deductible non-profit grants and donations are used strictly for the publicly declared policies and purposes of the institution.
Such provisions proactively serve to legally invalidate and nullify any potential claim of influence, thus protecting the organization from any legal or political risk or liability for faithful adherence to its genuine charitable purposes.