GOPIO is accredited by the United Nations as a Non-Government Organization and it is recognized as a secular, non-religious and non-political global organization. Today, GOPIO is "worldwide" with over 25 Chapters.
To promote the interests and aspirations of the Indian communities around the world pertaining to specific groups residing in various countries.
To promote common cultural heritage and create a harmonious binding relationship.
To mobilize financial, intellectual and professional resources for Indians residing abroad for their mutual development and advancement.
To encourage interaction between Indian communities abroad on a global level.
To resolve common issues and problems faced by the Indian communities including education and technology.
To further the interaction between PIOs and other communities at the global level in promoting world peace, progress and ecological harmony.