To establish a world class facility where Mary Robinson's legacy is used to inspire and foster personal leadership in the service of promoting human rights, gender equality, women's leadership and climate justice.
- To establish Mary Robinson’s family home in Ballina, County Mayo as an international educational facility which will house Mary Robinson’s personal archive, library and other material relating to all aspects of her varied career. This new centre will celebrate Mary Robinson’s life story and experience in order to inspire and underpin personal leadership with a particular focus on human rights in the broadest sense.
- To fully catalogue Mary Robinson’s extensive archives of personal papers and store them, in perpetuity, in environmentally controlled conditions. In this way, the collection will be made available to the public including scholars and students.
- To devise and implement a programme of events and activities relating to issues of human rights, gender equality, women’s leadership and climate justice, in collaboration with NUI Galway.
- To provide an educational facility for teachers and schools, encouraging an interest in broad human rights issues.
- To ensure that The Mary Robinson Centre is maintained as an archive, educational facility and museum for the benefit of the people of Mayo, Ireland and internationally.
- To organise an Annual International Human Rights Lecture.
- To forge active links with Ireland the Irish Diaspora in celebrating Irish arts and culture.
- To actively acquire other collections or items compatible with the vision and mission and make them available to the public including scholars and students.
- To collaborate with other bodies in Ireland and internationally which share similar values and objectives.
- To carry out any other functions compatible with and in fulfilment of this vision and mission.