Collaborating Organizations

To learn more about the organizations collaborating with the Forum, please see the list below:

Aid to the Church in Need

Africa Europe Faith & Justice Network

All Together in Dignity to Overcome Poverty (4th World)

Alliance Defending Freedom International

Apostolat Militaire International

Association Internationale des Charités

Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII

Association Points Coeur

AVSI (Assocazione Volontari per il Servizio Internazionale)

Augustinians International

BICE International Catholic Child Bureau

Caritas Internationalis

Caritas in Veritate Foundation

Catholic Office of Information and Initiative for Europe (OCIPE)

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa

Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)

Centre Catholique International de Coopération avec l’UNESCO (CCIC)

Christian Life Community

Company of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul

Comunità di Sant’Egidio

Congregation Brothers of Charity

Congregation of the Mission

Congregations of St. Joseph

Crescendo

Dominicans for Justice and Peace

Dominican Leadership Conference

Don Bosco International

Edmund Rice International

European Centre for Law and Justice

European Committee for Catholic Education

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE)

Fe y Alegría

Femina Europa

FIDESCO

Fondacio

Fondazione Marista Solidarietà Internazionale

Franciscans International

Foundation Novae Terrae

Frente Nacional por la Famiglia

Global Catholic Climate Movement

Hospitality Europe

Incluyendo Mexico

Institucion Teresiana

Institute for Family Policies

Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary

IIMA – Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice (ECOSOC 2008)

International Alliance of Catholic Knights

International Catholic Center of Geneva

International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico-Social Assistants

International Catholic Education Office

International Catholic Migration Commission

International Catholic Rural Association

International Catholic Society for Girls

International Center for Law, Life, Faith and Family

International Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care

International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity

International Coordination of Young Christian Workers

International Confederation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

International Federation of Catholic Parochial Youth Movements

International Federation of Catholic Universities

International Federation of Rural Adult Catholic Movements

International Movement of Apostolate in the Independent Social Milieus

International Movement of Apostolate of Children

International Movement of Catholic Agricultural and Rural Youth (MIJARC)

International Movement of Catholic Students – Pax Romana

International Organization for the Right to Education and Freedom of Education

International Solidarity & Human Rights Institute

International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe

International Young Catholic Students

Jesuit European Social Center

Jesuit Refugee Service

Knights of Columbus

Kolping International

Marianists International

MaterCare International

Mediterranean Without Handicap

Mercy International Association

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

New Humanity

New Women for Europe

Partnership for Global Justice

Passionists International

Pax Christi International

Priests for Life

Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary

Salesians Missions

School Sisters of Notre Dame

SIGNIS: World Catholic Association for Communication

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Social Promotion Foundation

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries

Society of Catholic Social Scientists

Society of the Sacred Heart

UNIAPAC

Unum Omnes International Council Catholic Men

VIDES International: Volontariato Internazionale Donna Educazione Sviluppo

Vie Montante International

VIVAT International

World Catholic Education Alumni Organization (OMAEC)

World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations

World Movement of Christian Workers (MMTC)

World Union of Catholic Teachers (UMEC – WUCT)

World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO UMOFC)

World Youth Alliance

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Aid to Church in Need
www.acninternational.org
acs@acs-italia.org

“Founded in 1947 as a Catholic aid organization for war refugees and recognized as a papal foundation since 2011, ACN is dedicated to the service of Christians around the world, through information, prayer and action, wherever they are persecuted or oppressed or suffering material need. ACN supports every year an average of 6000 projects in close to 150 countries, thanks to private donations, as the foundation receives no public funding…”

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Africa Europe Faith & Justice Network
www.aefjn.org
aefjn@aefjn.org

“Africa Europe Faith & Justice Network (AEFJN) is a Faith-based International Network present in AFRICA and in EUROPE, established in 1988. AEFJN promotes economic justice between the European Union and sub-Saharan Africa so that the poor of Africa may look forward to a better future. Motivated by our Christian faith and enriched by the Social Teaching of the Church, we aim to be alert wherever political decisions concerning economic relations between Africa and Europe are being made. As citizens of our own countries and of the European Union, we lobby decision-makers at a national level through our ‘Antenna’ groups and, at European level, through the International Secretariat in Brussels. Networking through our communities and churches we join with other Church and civil society groups at national and international level we strive to advance the common cause for a respectful, compassionate and just world…”

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ATD Fourth World (All Together in Dignity to Overcome Poverty)
www.atd-fourthworld.org
intl.comms@atd-fourthworld.org

“ATD (All Together in Dignity) Fourth World is a movement of solidarity among and in collaboration with the most excluded families around the world. Founded in 1957 by Joseph Wresinski, ATD Fourth World brings together women and men from all cultures and social classes and is active in 34 countries. It is an international non-governmental organization with no religious or political affiliation….ATD Fourth World strives to take the knowledge and aspirations of those most weighed down by persistent poverty, to the heart of international institutions. The aim is to open spaces of dialogue in which those in poverty are not merely ‘invited to the table,’ but are taken on as vital partners in constructing a more just world together. As the International Movement ATD Fourth World, we have general consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), UNICEF, UNESCO and the ILO. This gives greater weight to our work in the human rights field and other essential issues in the joint effort of striving together to end poverty and exclusion. ATD Fourth World also has participative status at the Council of Europe and maintains a permanent delegation to the European Union…”

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Alliance Defending Freedom International
www.adfinternational.org
info@ADFinternational.org

“ADF International builds alliances and engages in legal advocacy to protect and promote religious freedom throughout Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania. We operate at institutions of strategic international importance. We also work alongside Member States at these organizations to protect the fundamental values they were founded to uphold. ADF International’s influence at these key institutions means we are instrumental in shaping policy around the world. ADF International is accredited by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the European Parliament and Commission, the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Additionally, we enjoy participatory status with the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)…”

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Apostolat Militaire International
www.ami-international.org
mjmborsboom@gmail.com

“AMI was founded in Santiago de Compostela in Spain, by Catholic military personnel of 10 countries. They felt the need for a means of disseminating and putting into practice the ideals of Catholic military personnel both in the armed forces and in public life, encouraging all those devoted to serving their homeland and doing their duty in a manner that will truly help to bring peace. It is officially recognised by the Holy See as a Catholic International Organisation and is a member of the Conference of ICOs. AMI strives to promote the establishment of the Christian view of military life and its values; to foster international understanding and cooperation as a means of building up world peace; in the light of the Gospel and the teaching of the Church to address spiritual, ethical, moral and social issues of specific relevance to military life. AMI pursues these aims by organising international meetings and events, such as congresses and pilgrimages, by constantly circulating ideas and experiences among the member associations, and by cooperating with other institutions working in the cause of peace…”

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Association Internationale des Charités
www.aic-international.org
info@aic-international.org

“AIC strives to be a transforming presence in society. Inspired by Christian values, we work mainly with women, locally and globally, and through empowering activities, so that together we can build a fairer world. AIC’s Mission is to combat all forms of poverty and exclusion, following the example of Saint Vincent de Paul and the teachings of the Church. As an organization, AIC works at different levels: local, national and international. The members of the AIC network are national associations which bring together the local groups of volunteers in one country. AIC is an association of lay women that was founded by Saint Vincent de Paul in 1617. AIC is part of the Vincentian Family, a community of over 2 million people who belong to the associations founded by Saint Vincent de Paul and the many other associations inspired by his project…”

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Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII
www.apg23.org
info@apg23.org

“The Pope John XXIII Community Association is an international association of the faithful of pontifical right. Ever since its foundation in 1968 by Father Oreste Benzi, it has embraced a practical and constant commitment to combatting marginalisation and poverty. We in the Community bond our own life with that of the poor and the oppressed, living with them 24 hours a day, helping our relationship with Christ to grow because only by being on our knees can we stand alongside the poor. Direct sharing with the marginalised, the despised and the rejected is not a comfortable route to travel, it forbids us from closing our eyes to injustice. Once embarked on however, it is a path that captures and entrances us, leading to the abandonment of all those false myths the only too often bring unhappiness. Today over 41,00 people, the world over, sit at the Community’s table, thanks to over 500 places of sharing provided by family homes, canteens for the poor, reception centres, therapeutic communities, Bethlehem Huts for the homeless, open families and prayer homes. The Community is also active with projects for emergency humanitarian relief and development partnerships and we are present in conflict zones in the form of our non-violent peace corps “Operation Dove”.  APG23 has had a seat at the United Nations since 2006 with special consultative status at ECOSOC (the United Nations Economic and Social Committee), acting as a mouthpiece for the world’s most disadvantaged where international leaders make decisions about the fate of humanity. Backed by the efforts of all our members, volunteers and supporters, the Pope John XXIII Community is able to forge ahead with Father Benzi’s grand plan for solidarity – being the family for those without one…”

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Association Points Coeur
http://un.heartshome.org
clefranc@pointscoeur.org

“Heart’s Home is an inter­­na­­tional Catholic non-profit Orga­ni­za­tion founded in 1990 by Rev. Thierry de Roucy. Heart’s Home is a global net­­work of vol­un­­teers who assist and form deep per­­sonal bonds with trou­bled, dis­­ad­­van­­taged and socially iso­lated indi­vid­uals in some of the world’s most des­perate areas. Heart’s Home is active on five con­ti­­nents, with 41 cen­ters in 21 coun­tries. Since 2005, Heart’s Home is an NGO in spe­cial con­sul­ta­tive status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, whose offi­cial name is “Association Points-Coeur.” The Action of Heart’s Home in favor of human rights focuses on: Human Rights Education, Rights of the Child, Extreme Poverty, Cultural Rights, and Universal Periodic Reviews (Reports on human rights situation in our various host countries, developed in close collaboration with volunteers on the field and others NGOs)…”

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AVSI (Assocazione Volontari per il Servizio Internazionale)
www.avsi.org
milano@avsi.org

“AVSI Foundation, an NGO created in 1972, carries out cooperation projects for development, with particular emphasis on education. In its work, its attention is focused on the defense and promotion of the dignity of the person, the cornerstone of every project. We work all around the world thanks to a network of 35 founding members and more than 700 partners. AVSI Foundation works towards development that is sustainable and capable of responding to the real needs of people, inspired by the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church. To this end, it works hard on projects focused on the challenge of education, in which the individual is accompanied and becomes the central character of their own development, and invests a lot of energy in promoting organizations within civil society…”

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Augustinians International
www.augustinians-un.org
augustiniansint@gmail.com

“Augustinians International is a worldwide religious group of the Roman Catholic Church. We are based on the life and philosophy of St. Augustine. Throughout the world we are often simply called Augustinians, though our official name within the UN system is Curia Generalizia Agostiniana. We promote human, cultural and social development through education, training, development assistance, empowerment, protection of human rights and awareness building. Drawing on our core charism of community, our organization seeks above all things a unity of voices, in love and truth, of all advocates and agents for justice, peace, right and development of all humanity and the world’s environment…”

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BICE International Catholic Child Bureau
www.bice.org
contact@bice.org

“Established in 1948, BICE is an officially recognized NGO that focuses on child protection. BICE is a Catholic association, recognized by the Holy See. We work to serve all children, without discrimination or proselytizing, whatever their ethnicity, culture, nationality or religion, with 5 lines of action to protect the rights of the child. Programmes and field projects: Throughout the world, mistreatment, sexual abuse, labour exploitation and discriminations all violate the rights of children. To fight against these violations, we develop programmes and projects benefitting thousands of children; these programmes are run locally by our members and partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe-CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States). They aim to bring about in-depth changes in each country; rather than an emergency plan, they are part of a long-term commitment. Advocacy and Training: Advocacy is a means of presenting a more effective defense of children’s rights to national and international institutions, including the United Nations (UN). Through its consultative status, BICE is an active participant in such bodies as the Council of Human Rights and the Committee of the Rights of the Child. BICE offers its network of members and partners training courses and seminars on advocacy and the rights of the child. They are primarily for educators, childcare professionals and leaders of child protection organizations. Every two years, BICE organizes an International Congress on a central issue of child rights. Research and thinking on childhood: BICE pilots research on resilience and its relation to children’s rights and spirituality. In addition, other publications are used to disseminate best practices and tools for reflection on BICE’s areas of action. Protection of children in institutions: As an NGO for child protection, BICE proposes that its member associations develop their own internal policy of child protection, and assists the implementation of this policy. Public Awareness and World Day of the Rights of the Child: To raise awareness of children’s rights in young people and in the general public, BICE takes action for the Universal Children’s day and for the day of prayer and action for children, on Novembre 20 every year…”

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Caritas Internationalis
www.caritas.org
caritas.internationalis@caritas.va

“Caritas Internationalis is confederation of over 160 members who are working at the grassroots in almost every country of the world. When a crisis hits, Caritas is already on the ground. The diverse members give us our strength – from small groups of volunteers to some of the biggest global charities. Inspired by Catholic faith, Caritas is the helping hand of the Church – reaching out to the poor, vulnerable and excluded, regardless of race or religion, to build a world based on justice and fraternal love. Caritas Internationalis has its headquarters in Rome – co-ordinating emergency operations, formulating development policy and advocating for a better world for everyone. All national Caritas organisations are members of their own regional Caritas networks and the international confederation. From the founding of the first Caritas in Germany in 1897, to the setting up of Caritas Internationalis in 1951, until today, Caritas has a rich history of listening respectfully to the suffering of the poor and giving them the tools to transform their own lives. The deep moral and spiritual principles of dignity, justice, solidarity and stewardship still guide Caritas today.”

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Caritas in Veritate Foundation
www.fciv.org
contact@fciv.org

“The Caritas in Veritate Foundation is grounded in Christian values and the social teaching of the Catholic Church. The latter is predicated upon the ethical foundation of natural law and the complementarity of faith and reason. Drawing upon collaboration with international experts, the foundation promotes and disseminates the contributions of Christian social teaching in the international arena. The foundation aims to provide the representatives of the Holy See, the Order of Malta and Catholic NGOs in Geneva with practical knowledge and with the rich experience of experts searching for an effective attainment of truth and justice. The aim is to make the positions of the Catholic Church more understandable and visible, thus increasing their impact on the elaboration of international culture and law…”

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Catholic Office of Information and Initiative for Europe (OCIPE)
laurent.gregoire@centraliens.net

“The Catholic Office of Information and Initiative for Europe (OCIPE) is a research and documentation center on ethics and European integration founded in 1956. The object of OCIPE as defined 7 March 1990 is to establish a research center, information, and documentation on European issues and to promote Christian thinking in particular by means of lectures, group work, and publications. It is also to be available to Catholic organizations, national and international, to inform on the activities of various government and private bodies working in Europe…”

Catholic Relief Services
www.crs.org
info@crs.org

“Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 130 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents. For over 75 years, our mission has been to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although our mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, our operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world…”

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Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa
www.cynesa.org
info@cynesa.org

“Inspired by St. Pope John Paul II’s 1990 message for World Day of Peace, in which he called for the need to upscale ecological awareness and to find fitting expression in concrete programs and initiatives, young Catholics from Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda and South Africa, drawn from and representing university chaplaincies and parish groups, joined up to respond to this invitation, and to set up the Africa-wide Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) in January 2012. Our activities are tailored into three main areas: Education and awareness creation – We aim to prepare a toolkit on climate change that draws from scripture and Catholic social teaching. Networking and advocacy training – We seek to establish and build relationships with like-minded partners, and to train young Catholics in advocacy on environmental sustainability, and to link different initiatives on the continent. Encouraging and supporting concrete action plans at the local level – We endeavor to encourage young people to act in their parishes, schools and within their youth movements by developing appropriate sustainable practices to conserve resources…”

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Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam)
www.c-fam.org
info@C-Fam.org

“C-Fam was founded in the summer of 1997 in order to monitor and affect the social policy debate at the United Nations and other international institutions. C-Fam is a non-partisan, non-profit research institute dedicated to reestablishing a proper understanding of international law, protecting national sovereignty and the dignity of the human person. C-Fam personnel have participated in every major UN social policy debate since 1997 including the Rome Statutes of the International Criminal Court, the Convention on Disabilities, Cairo+5, Beijing+5 and dozens of others. C-Fam publishes and promotes scholarship related to the proposition that the UN and other international institutions harm a true understanding of international law and in the process undermine the family and other institutions man requires for a just, free and happy life. C-Fam regularly interfaces with diplomats, policy makers, academics, activists and office holders from around the world…”

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Centre Catholique International de Coopération avec l’UNESCO (CCIC)
www.ccic-unesco.org
infos@ccic-unesco.org

“The International Catholic Center of Cooperation with UNESCO” (CCIC) is a network of reflection, information, exchange and formation founded upon the Christian values of solidarity and engagement. The CCIC brings together Catholic and Christian Inspired NGOs, giving priority to five themes: culture, education, communication, human & social sciences, and natural & exact sciences. The CCIC seeks to be a voice at UNESCO, a voice of its members and benefactors. Other aspects of the CCIC mission are informational in nature, as well as acting as a liason, relative to serving Christian interests at UNESCO. The CCIC is recognized as an international public association of the faithful by the Vatican and as an official organization under French law, enjoying official status as well before UNESCO…”

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Christian Life Community
www.cvx-clc.net
webmaster@cvx-clc.net

“The Christian Life Community is an international association of Christians: men and women, adults and young people, of all social conditions, who want to follow Jesus Christ more closely and work with Him for the building of the Kingdom. Members make up small groups, which are part of larger communities organised regionally and nationally, all forming ONE World Community. The CLC is present in all five continents, in more than sixty countries. The charism and spirituality of CLC are Ignatian. Thus, the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius are both the specific source of our charism and the characteristic instrument of CLC spirituality. The CLC way of life is shaped by the features of Ignatian Christology: austere and simple, in solidarity with the poor and the outcasts of society, integrating contemplation and action, in all things living lives of love and service within the Church, always in a spirit of discernment…”

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Company of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul
www.daughtersips.org
therese.mcfarland@doc.org

“Vincent de Paul, deeply moved by the extreme poverty prevalent in France in the 1600s, collaborated with Louise de Marillac to establish the Daughters of Charity in 1633. Today, over 380 years later, the Company of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Servants of the Poor continues to serve people who are poor and marginalized with humility, simplicity, and charity. About 18,000 Daughters of Charity currently work in 94 countries around the world. The Daughters of Charity are committed to reaching and empowering those who are the most abandoned and marginalized by addressing needs of food, water, sanitation and shelter; and through their sustaining works including health care, HIV/AIDS, migrant and refugee assistance, education and more. About three quarters of the 94 countries served by the Daughters of Charity are poverty-stricken; countries with vast needs but severely lacking resources. Development and improvements often depend on outside financial support. Daughters of Charity International Project Services is a nonprofit service organization that helps sisters working in developing countries to obtain funds and resources needed for local projects. These diverse works meet basic needs, develop education, improve health, or deliver social services. The needs are priorities identified by the people and the Sisters living and working at the local level. DCIPS was established in 2004 and became fully operational in 2006…”

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Comunità di Sant’Egidio
www.santegidio.org
info@santegidio.org

“Sant’Egidio is a Christian community born in 1968, right after the second Vatican Council. An initiative of Andrea Riccardi, it was born in a secondary school in the centre of Rome. With the years, it has become a network of communities in more than 70 countries of the world. The Community pays attention to the periphery and peripheral people, gathering men and women of all ages and conditions, united by a fraternal tie through the listening of the Gospel and the voluntary and free commitment for the poor and peace. Prayer, poor and peace are its fundamentals points of reference. Prayer, based on the listening of the Word of God, is the first deed of the Community: it accompanies and guides life. In Rome and across the world, it is also a meeting and welcome point for whoever would like to listen to the Word of God and address their invocation to the Lord. The poor are brothers and sisters, friends of the Community. Friendship with whoever is in a moment of need – elderly, homeless, migrants, disabled people, prisoners, street children – is the distinctive trait of the lives of whom is part of Sant’Egidio in the different continents. The awareness and understanding that war is the mother of all poverties has driven the Community to work for peace: to protect it wherever it is threatened and to help re-build it wherever needed, aiding dialogue between parties when it has been lost. The work to foster peace is lived as a Christian responsibility, part of a bigger service of reconciliation. It is also part of the fraternity lived through ecumenical commitment and inter-religious dialogue, in the ‘Spirit of Assisi’…”

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Congregation Brothers of Charity
www.fracarita-international.org/brothers-of-charity
fracarita-international@fracarita.org

“Fracarita International is a not-for-profit organisation of the Congregation of the Brothers of Charity whose aim is to support the services of the congregation especially in Latin America, Africa and Asia. As international NGO, Fracarita International is actively involved in specific councils and conferences at United Nations-level, especially in the field of mental health care: Fracarita International has a special consultative status in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. The organization is member of CoNGO (The Conference of NGO’s in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations) and participates in the Committee on Mental Health.​..”

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Congregation of the Mission
www.cmglobal.org
postgen@cmglobal.org

“The Congregation of the Mission, often known as Vincentian Fathers and Brothers or Lazarists, is a community of Roman Catholic priests and brothers founded by St. Vincent de Paul in 1625 for the evangelization of the poor and the formation of the clergy. Vincentian priests and brothers total over 3,000 worldwide and serve in 86 countries. We are a Congregation for the mission. Members of the community serve Christ among the poor and the marginalized…Because we work with the poor day in and day out, Vincentians have a tremendous validity which essentially qualifies us to take a seat at the public policy table as experts on solutions to poverty. We must speak out clearly against unjust situations, always with charity; contributing to and demanding improvements. Together with other NGOs at the U.N., we work for the realization of a more just society where people can live lives free from fear and want, and are free to build for themselves sustainable human communities…”

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Congregations of St. Joseph
www.csj-unngo.org
csjunngo@gmail.com

“The basic desire of the Congregations of Saint Joseph (CSJ’s) is to reflect a “Profound Love of God and Neighbor without Distinction.” Our Mission is to live and work so that all may be ONE. Whether we are among the people who live in pockets of poverty and neglect, in middle class neighborhoods, or areas of greater affluence, we are “Sisters of the Neighborhood” trying to meet the varied needs of people and to create centers of relationship and unity. True to the dream of our foundresses, we continue to try to “divide the city, seek the ills and cure them.” With their presence at the UN, the Congregations of Saint Joseph are eager to: promote the wisdom of all cultures and traditions, be a locus of learning and teaching dedicated to preparing ourselves and others to think and act as global citizens, be active participants in global systems change initiatives, and take an active role in preserving and using mother earth’s resources through sustainable development to enhance the neighborhood of the universe…”

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Crescendo
www.reseau-crescendo.org
infos@reseau-crescendo.org

“Crescendo is a coalition of organizations and international Catholic congregations of varied disciplines yet all active in the field of care for the elderly, each one retaining its complete autonomy and charism. The major concern of Crescendo is to foster a humanist approach which values the development of the aging, respecting their dignity and their spiritual wealth. Through its activity Crescendo facilitates exchanges, offering a platform for those who work with the elderly : programs and specialist agencies of the UN, international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGO), professionals, experts and networks of elderly persons and the political world. Crescendo acts through, for and with elderly, towards a more human society for all ages. Crescendo recognizes the increasing importance of lifelong spiritual values, particularly the Christian values of the family and the intergenerational ones…”

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Dominicans for Justice and Peace
www.un.op.org/en
contact@un.op.org

“Dominicans for Justice and Peace was created in 1998 by the Order of Preachers (Dominicans, OP) as a permanent presence at the United Nations as part of the ministry to give witness to the Gospel message at the frontiers, especially focusing on the challenge of justice and peace in the world; to contribute to the ongoing discourse on social justice and human rights violations worldwide; to provide an international forum for members of the Dominican family who are active in these fields to advocate on behalf of victims of human rights violations; to work with NGO in the field and in partnership with Franciscans International (FI). In January 2002, our NGO Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers) received Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. We shared for 10 years a joint office and worked together with Franciscans International in Geneva. Our major partners and collaborators are brothers and sisters in the field who are active in promoting and defending human rights in many parts of the world. We also collaborate with the office of the Dominican Leadership Conference at the United Nations in New York. The Order has a long history of activity in human rights. In the 16th Century, Fray Francisco de Vitoria and the Salamanca School in Spain established the theoretical foundations of the modern problematic of human rights. In the same century, Fray Bartolome de las Casas and Fray Montesinos championed the rights of indigenous people in Latin America. Our presence at the United Nations is consistent with the tradition of the Order. In 1997, the General Council of the Order of Preachers approved the establishment of a permanent presence at the United Nations. The purpose of the Order’s Delegation is: to provide a greater capacity of advocacy for human rights violations; to promote networking and collaboration between Dominican friars and sisters working in this area; to respond to the requests from the international community for interventions on the part of the two Families on issues of justice and peace. Further, it serves as a place to give witness to the Gospel message at the frontiers, to speak truth to the world community and to participate in the ongoing discourse on social justice and human rights…”

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Dominican Leadership Conference
www.domlife.org/DLC
sisters@domlife.org

“The Dominican Leadership Conference represents the worldwide Dominican Family, at the United Nations in New York, USA. Dominicans for Justice and Peace represents our Family at the United Nations in Geneva, Dominican sisters and brothers, men and women living in over 101 countries gives us an wonderful opportunity to bring their experience to the United Nations, to share their stories, their realities, their hopes and dreams for their people with the United Nations missions and Secretariat. To speak truth to power is our responsibility and our privilege; to be Dominican means no less. Our goal includes bringing the perspective of the United Nations to our Dominican Family and to support global action for justice and peace nationally. These are goals which we share with the 192 nation member United Nations in its efforts to promote human rights and sustainable development in a world where justice will ensure human security and dignity for all. Why should Dominicans (and other religious organizations) be at the UN? According to Noel Brown, former Executive Director of UNEP, religious communities have a significant place at the United Nations because they are all over the world, including some very difficult places; they do a lot with a little in terms of resources; when the situation gets difficult, they do not leave the place or the people; they have a long history of being with those who are poor; and they come to the international policy table with interests not their own. Our areas of focus at the United Nations in New York are based on The International Dominican Commission for Justice and Peace Call from Fanjeaux and the North American Call to Justice. All of the issues are interrelated. For example, people who migrate are often poor, often searching for employment, or escaping from conditions caused by war and natural disaster. The challenge is to see the connections and to be aware that policy decisions and advocacy must be multi-dimensional. There is a clear focus for each of the committees on which we are members, but there is also the realization that the work of one is closely connected to the work of the other…”

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Don Bosco International
www.donboscointernational.eu/
dbi@sdb.org

“DBI represents the salesian congregation in different international organizations and institutions as a: meaningful presence in EU institutions and EU platforms; communication channel between Don Bosco projects and policies dealing with education, culture and youth that are promoted by the eu institutions; platform that promotes and mentors initiatives and projects planned by local Don Bosco projects in cooperation with various international institutions; coordinator of shared projects and initiatives already existing in several fields of salesian presences. In the field of our educational and pastoral action for young people DBI is a: presence and voice of Saleisan charisma in international fora; qualified service in understand and raising awareness about international and European realities within areas of the salesian presences; reference organization for regions and provinces in their contact with institutions and international organizations. The inspirational values of DBI: christian humanism; educational and pastoral model of Don Bosco; human rights and dignity of every person; holistic personal development; solidarity and subsidiarity; cultural diversity and intercultural learning; fight against poverty through social inclusion; synergy between stakeholders, salesian educational institutions and other partners committed in the field of education and holistic promotion of young people…”

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Edmund Rice International
www.edmundriceinternational.org 
bpbond@edmundrice.org

“Edmund Rice International (ERI) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) committed to working for children and young people who are marginalised because of poverty, lack of access to education, legal status, environmental degradation, or involvement in armed conflict. ERI works at the international level to promote and protect the rights of children and young people particularly in regard to education. Care for the environment is a value that is embedded in all that we do. Inspired by the vision and life of Blessed Edmund Rice, we believe that education in all its forms offers opportunities for the promotion of a rights-based and faith-based approach to social justice and ecological advocacy. We work in partnership with other faith-based groups in the promotion of peace and justice. Our work involves engagement with the change-makers at the international level in order to bring issues and situations to the attention of the international community at the United Nations in New York and Geneva as we seek shared solutions to the issues affecting the lives of the most vulnerable people on our planet. We are committed to bringing about God’s dream for the world and for humanity. God’s dream is also ours…” 

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European Centre for Law and Justice
www.eclj.org
info@eclj.org

“The European Centre for Law and Justice is an international, Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights in Europe and worldwide. The ECLJ holds special Consultative Status before the United Nations/ECOSOC since 2007. The ECLJ engages legal, legislative, and cultural issues by implementing an effective strategy of advocacy, education, and litigation. The ECLJ advocates in particular the protection of religious freedoms and the dignity of the person with the European Court of Human Rights and other mechanisms afforted by the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and others. The ECLJ bases its action on “the spiritual and moral values which are the common heritage of European peoples and the true source of individual freedom, political liberty and the rule of law, principles which form the basis of all genuine democracy” (Preamble of the Statute of the Council of Europe)…”

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European Committee for Catholic Education
www.ceec.be
ceec@ceec.be

“Set up in 1974 as the regional secretariat of the Catholic International Education Office (OIEC), the European Committee for Catholic Education (CEEC) is an international non-profit association (according to the Belgian law dated June 27, 1921). It is the cooperation tool for 29 Catholic education networks in 27 Central, Eastern and Western European countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium (Flemish and French speaking), Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England & Wales, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Eire), Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine. CEEC is a meeting-point for the heads of these networks and also a study and information centre. Moreover it plays the role of a promoter of free Catholic education towards the various European bodies. CEEC represents more than 35,000 schools and 8 million pupils…”

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Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE)
www.fafce.org
info@fafce.org

“The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) was founded in 1997. It is acknowledged by the Council of Europe as a Non Governmental Organisation with a participatory status. The General secretariat is based in Brussels. FAFCE works both towards the institutions of the European Union and the Council of Europe. FAFCE ensures a political representation for family interests from a catholic perspective, on the basis of the Catholic Church’s Social and Family teaching as well as of the testimony of faith and experiential knowledge of Christians in Church and in society. FAFCE is an umbrella organisation that serves as a European liaison platform for exchange of experiences of pastoral care of the family and family policy issues for its members. Our member associations provide important catholic expertise and contacts on the national and local levels. FAFCE is the only European family organisation that explicitly refers to the social teaching of the Catholic Church…”

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Fe y Alegría
www.feyalegria.org
fi.comunicacion@feyalegria.org

“Fe y Alegría is an international movement of Popular Education and Social Promotion, born out of and driven by the experience of the Christian faith, which in situations of injustice, commits to the historical process of the popular sectors in building a just and fraternal society. Fe y Alegría makes a preferential option for the poor, and according to this option, chooses the neediest sectors to carry out its educational and social promotion activities, while also addressing society in general with its constant search for a more just and humane world. The objectives of Fe y Alegria are to promote the formation of new men and women who are aware of their own potential and of the reality which surrounds them, who are open to the transcendence, who are agents for change and are advocates of their own development; to contribute to the creation of a new society whose structures make possible a commitment of the Christian faith through works of love and justice. In order to achieve its objectives in service of the most impoverished, Fe y Alegría: requires the presence and action of dedicated individuals and groups who display an attitude of service; adopts an evangelizing and liberating pedagogy; promotes the integration of local strengths to create an educational community; reflects on and researches the reasons causing situations of injustice; implements a planning-evaluation methodology based on its objectives; requires an organizational structure promoting, coordinating and guiding all of its activities…”

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Femina Europa
www.femina-europa.org
info@femina-europa.org

“Femina Europe is an NGO founded in Paris in 2005 to respond to gender ideology. We desire to recover the true feminine identity in all its dimensions, in complementarity with man. We are present in Paris, Brussels, Strasbourg and Geneva before international institutions. The organization, thus, has as its goal the promotion of feminine identity, infusing dialogue and a shared complementarity where there is opposition between man and woman, affirming the great importance of family as a factor in construction of social identity and bonds, and bringing awareness of the consequences of introducing gender ideology in educational programs, media, and national & international legislation…”

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FIDESCO
www.fidesco-international.org
info@fidescousa.org

“Fidesco is an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that recruits and trains volunteers before sending them for two year missions to under-served areas of the world. The volunteers make their professional skills available to the needy through humanitarian and development projects. Fidesco aims at the full development of all human beings without regard to religion, ethnic or culture differences. Fidesco creates opportunities for professionals to give two years of their life to support social initiatives managed by local partners. The formula of Fidesco’s excellence in service lies in its ability to recruit skilled volunteers, train them, and match them with projects where they can best put their professional and personal qualities at the service of the local population. After a powerful experience overseas, volunteers return to our societies as inspirational role models of relentless self-giving with lifelong impact. Fidesco is committed to empowering the disadvantaged communities it strives to serve by contributing to lasting improvements spearheaded by local partners on the ground. We carefully select organizations such as dispensaries, refugee camps, youth centers, orphanages, schools, and other projects that work to benefit underprivileged groups. We then match with volunteers’ professional skills in fields such as teaching, health, engineering, project management, social work, farming, or carpentry. Volunteers are trained by Fidesco to adapt to the local context and are always sent in teams. Fidesco has a strong international presence through local partnerships in 35 countries and 11 representative offices. Since its inception in 1981, Fidesco has sent over 1,300 volunteers. Currently, the organization has over 150 volunteers in 35 countries…”

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Fondacio 
www.fondacio.org
communication@fondacio.org

“Fondacio is an international movement based on a Christian community. Those who participate in Fondacio’s life and activities wish to build a more human world and share, with those wishing to, what gives meaning to their lives. The community gathers some 3000 people, sharing the same spirituality – live in the following of Jesus-Christ, loving the world and serving its people. A network of 10.000 other people supports its mission and help to spread it around the world (get to know more about Fondacio’s spirituality. Fondacio aims at helping people develop themselves and become independent. Our actions are based on a vision of the human being and on the belief that paying special attention to the harmonious development of each one of us must take into account each aspect of its being (psychical, intellectual and spiritual). Their development aims at letting each one become an actor of its life and become deeply involved in society. Fondacio offers and leads times of prayers and reflection, meeting and exchange places, training sessions, as well as economic, social and educative development programs. Fondacio is active in more than 20 countries worldwide and on 4 continents, experiencing different backgrounds, including several countries where Christians are a minority. These situations encourage us to take into account the diversity of cultures and beliefs in the way we get involved…”

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Fondazione Marista Solidarietà Internazionale 
www.fmsi.ngo
fmsi@fmsi-onlus.org

“Established in October 2007, the Foundation, inspired by the charism of Saint Marcellin Champagnat and promoted by the Congregation of the Marist Brothers of the Schools, operates in the world for the rights of children and adolescents with the objective of guaranteeing them better conditions of life, health and safety. The guiding principle in the operation of FMSI is education as an effective tool to promote the rights of young people and enable them to become agents in the social transformation of their communities. The Marist International Solidarity Foundation believes a world where childhood is respected and guaranteed, free of violence and fear is possible. We believe and act to realize a better world for children; a world where children are welcomed citizens, a world where children are recognized as active members in their communities and society. We promote children’s rights and dignity, empowering them and their communities through practicing justice, no violence, solidarity and education. Solidarity, fraternity, social justice, fair treatment of boys and girls, respect for diversity and human dignity are our values…”

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Franciscans International
www.franciscansinternational.org
newyork@fiop.org, geneva@fiop.org

“Franciscans International (FI) is a non-profit, international non-governmental human rights organisation established in 1989. Its staff consists of professionals of diverse backgrounds working to translate grassroots voices in human rights advocacy action at the United Nations level. Franciscans International seeks to promote and protect human rights and environmental justice. Our vision is that of a global community in which the dignity of every person is respected, resources are shared equitably, the environment is sustained, and nations and peoples live in peace. We are a Franciscan voice at the United Nations protecting the vulnerable, the forgotten, and the wounded earth through advocacy. Since its establishment in 1989, Franciscans International uses advocacy as a tool to combat and curb human rights abuses. FI works to reclaim the central role of human rights in the formulation and framing of international and national public policies. We believe human rights standards must be at the heart of all political processes, in particular of those related to international development, the environment and security. FI’s advocacy work consists of three main objectives: Influencing policy-makers to bring about concrete change; Denouncing human rights abuses and raising awareness about them; Mobilising partners to participate in decisions that affect them. From our offices in Geneva and New York, Franciscans International works with grassroots movements, national and international civil society organisations to advocate for structural changes addressing the root causes of injustice. We rely on the expertise and first-hand information gathered from a large network of partners working with disadvantaged and marginalised individuals and groups worldwide, to ensure that their voices are heard at international level. Franciscans International has a general consultative status at the UN, and therefore harnesses the UN system to achieve change at international, national and local levels…”

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Foundation Novae Terrae
www.novaeterrae.eu
contact@novaeterrae.eu

“Every human being’s right to life from conception to the natural death is based on the principle that every human being has the same dignity. Children have the right to be raised and educated, when possible, by their parents, their mothers and fathers, and parents are responsible for their offspring. We support also the right to freely practice religious faith in the public as well as private sphere. These are fundamental rights. Without them, any other right would probably be inconceivable. But these human rights have a paradoxical destiny: formally and officially recognized by most international Charters of Rights (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, European Social Charter etc.), they are very often ignored in national and international bodies’ political procedures. In fact, they are not just ignored, but also betrayed. ‘New human rights’ are increasingly promoted, although they have nothing to do with the concept of human rights according to natural law. On the contrary, they are paradoxically becoming the major obstacles to the promotion and the respect of real human rights. These ‘new human rights’ include the so called ‘right to abortion’, ‘sweet death’, same-sex couples’ ‘right to marry’, the value of ‘State’s secularity’ turning into intolerant ‘secularism’ towards those who publicly express their religious faith. Although these alleged rights are not defined in any Charter of Rights or International Declaration, they are strongly developing through political and judiciary procedures. The Novae Terrae Foundation commits itself to defend human rights conceived according to natural law and to control the extension of essentially inhumane ‘insatiable rights’…”

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Frente Nacional por la Famiglia
www.frentenacional.mx
contacto@frentenacionalxlafamilia.mx

“We are millions of parents and more than a thousand institutions of civil society organized throughout the country, that promote and defend the most important institutions of society: marriage, formed between man and woman, and the natural family, with both being the basis of our society…”

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Global Catholic Climate Movement
www.catholicclimatemovement.global
hello@catholicclimatemovement.global

“The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) serves the Catholic family worldwide to turn Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical into action for climate justice, by undergoing our own ecological conversion, transforming our lifestyles and calling for bold public policies together with the wider climate movement. Founded in January 2015, we are a coalition of 400+ Catholic member organizations in all continents with a constituency of nearly 1 million Catholic individuals, guided by an international Steering Committee and a secretariat based in Boston. Our diverse membership reflects the diversity of our Catholic family: Caritas agencies, religious orders, lay movements, youth groups, diocesan offices and Catholic-inspired NGOs are members of GCCM. GCCM supports the Catholic Church to bring Laudato Si’ to life…”

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Hospitality Europe
www.hospitality-europe.eu
carlo.galasso@ohsjd.org

“The Hospitality Europe office represents the hospitals and social/welfare facilities of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God and of the Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and liaises with the Institutions of the European Union. The idea of opening a liaison office in Brussels was discussed in detail at the European Regional Conference held in Spain in 2008, and the final decision was taken by the Brothers and Co-workers of the Hospitaller Order at following Conference in Ireland in 2011. Since that moment the Order has always been open to partnerships with other Institutions with a common charisma, and to this end the Sisters hospitallers joined this initiative in August 2013. Driving this strategic decision was the desire shared by all the European Provinces of both Institutions not only to improve and step up exchanges and cooperation between their centers, but also to equip themselves with their own ‘channel of information’ on the work and programmes being promoted and supported by the EU institutions. The intention is to use the Brussels Office as another facility of both Institutions, today present in 14 Member States of the European Union, offering an effective system for handling relations with the EU institutions in their respective areas of competence. The Office’s mission also includes organising cooperative ventures between the hospitals and social/welfare facilities in different European countries, and promoting the image and mission of the Order and of the Sisters Hospitallers in Europe and in the rest of the world…”

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Incluyendo Mexico
www.incluyendomexico.org.mx
info@incluyendomexico.org.mx

“Fundación Incluyendo Mexico is an organization that was founded 15 years ago to assist with the integral development of the most vulnerable individuals and their families in our society. We passionately pursue and accomplish our goals through the creation and implementation of local projects that focus on education, health, and regional development…”

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Institucion Teresiana
www.institucionteresiana.org
info@institucionteresiana.org

“The Teresian Association is an international lay association of the Catholic Church, founded by Saint Pedro Poveda in 1911, in Covadonga, Asturias (Spain). Lay men and women committed to evangelization, human advancement, and social transformation through education and culture are integrated into it, in various associations and movements. From the beginning, the Teresian Association collaborates in the advancement – in current terms, ’empowerment’ – of women; working from the vantage point of education, to raise awareness of their rights, their dignity, and their role in society. The Teresian Work has been made possible thanks to a first group of collaborators close to Pedro Poveda, and to a significant number of students, alumnae, friends, and supporters, – most of them women, ‘intrepid, pioneers,’ inspired by Saint Teresa of Jesus (historically they are known as Teresians). The scientific and educational preparation of Christian professionals for teaching [in all walks of life] and their presence in the educational and cultural structures of society was for Poveda ‘a noble goal and a felt need,’ ‘not addressed by any another Work.’ This is the main purpose of the Teresian Association and its essential feature, the training of teachers. The Teresian Association was born with the desire to address the drama of the confrontation between Christianity and modernity, today understood as the need to sustain the dialogue between faith and knowledge; faith – cultures – justice; faith – technology, which we assume as a program, and which, according to Saint Pedro Poveda, is summarized in the words of the Apostle Peter: ‘You, then, taking utmost care, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue, knowledge, and to knowledge, temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience, piety.’ (Saint Pedro Poveda, 1919). Those of us who participate in this Charism work together with other people and groups that contribute to creating just societies, promote transcendental values, respect diverse identities, ways of life, cultures, religious beliefs and sociopolitical options. We try to support our presence with study and prayer, as means for a better understanding and discernment of the signs of the times. We exercise our professions in different areas, individually or corporately. For the development of the mission, various educational works, foundations and non-governmental organizations, publishing houses, journals, socio-educational projects, cultural and spiritual centers, etc. have been created in the places where we are present. In each of them we work with other people, collaborators, volunteers and beneficiaries, as well as those who lend their support in various ways. All are mediations for the specific mission we carry out…”

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Institute for Family Policies
www.ipfe.org
internationalipf@ipfe.org

“The Institute for Family Policies (IFP) is an civil organisation non dependent on any government, party or religious organisation. The IFP was an initiative of a group of people aware of the gap existing in the field of promoting and helping the family before the public opinion and the decision makers, and highlighting the need of building up sinergies between different family organisations both at a national and international level. In the year 2000, IFP was born to fill these gaps. Our purpose is therefore to increase the awareness towards the recognition of the key role of the family among policy and decision makers, as well as the general public, by means of generating proposals and alternatives, cooperating for social development, and promoting the dialogue and network building between institutions sharing our aims, either at a national or international level. The Institute has a national scope of performance but aspires to develop at both a European and Latin american scale, for which we are working together with similar organisations in different european and american countries. The Institute will is being a driving force for the adoption of an authentic family policy at every scale (local, regional, national and supranational). With this aim, we study and analyse the family institution and its diverse challenges, threats and opportunities, contributing proposals and alternatives to solve their main difficulties. The IFP is willing to support other family organisations in order to join efforts for achieving their purpose. The Institute carries out several activities, such as contributing up-to-date analysis and proposals to the different governments, parties and political administrations; offering consulting services through internet; and organizing courses, seminars and training sessions for experience and good practices sharing and popularizing…”

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Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary
www.ibvm.org
gensec@ibvmgen.org

“The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto Generalate) is an international congregation of Catholic Women Religious. It opened its NGO office in New York in September 2003, having received Associate Status with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. In 2015 it was granted special consultative status with ECOSOC. The worldwide IBVM Network is present at the United Nations where the voice of civil society is of increasing importance in multilateral decisions on vision and goals aimed at encouraging the human community to peaceful and respectful collaboration in a way that benefits all people and our planet. The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda provides a framework for our work with the United Nations. Transforming our World: The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda with its 17 goals mobilizes our energies in education, awareness raising and advocacy. Women and children are our specific areas of concern and act as a lens through which we address areas such as the Eradication of Poverty, Education for Global Citizenship,Trafficking in Persons, Gender Equality, Financing for Development…”

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IIMA – Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice (ECOSOC 2008)
www.iimageneva.org
info@iimageneva.org

“IIMA (lstituto lnternazionale Maria Ausiliatrice) or Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, is an association born from the principles of St. John Bosco which require the dedication of oneself to the service of young people and children, in particular, the poorest and those living in difficult situations. IIMA promotes and defends human rights, especially those of children, young people and women. Education, understood as integral development, is at the center of our commitment, and we believe that our total dedication to children and young people is the best gift we can give to humanity. IIMA works in 1455 centers in 94 countries on 5 continents. IIMA obtained special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2008. It contributes to the work of the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review and Treaty Bodies through the IIMA Human Rights Office in Geneva (Switzerland). The Office also represents VIDES International at the UN in Geneva…”

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International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico-Social Assistants
www.ciciams.org
ciciams@eircom.net

“CICIAMS has been in existence since 1933, when, after a meeting at Basel,Switzerland,1928 several Catholic Nurse Associations met again at Lourdes, France and members decided to create an international professional organisation for Catholic Nurses. The name CICIAMS is an acronym formed of the intial letter of each word of the French description of the organization: Comite International Catholique des Infirmieres et Assistantes Medico-Sociales. Sr Marie d’Airoles, the founder of the French Catholic nurses organization was a prominent key worker in the setting up of the new CICIAMS international organization. As the organization soon began to flourish way beyond the original expectations of its founder members formal links were established with Rome.In 1947 CICIAMS became a member of ICO The International Catholic Organization Conference. Since 1947 CICIAMS has also become a member of , or had representation for, at least 9 other International Organisations such as WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF and ILO. CICIAMS holds an international conference every 4 years, hosted by a member country, to discuss Catholic/Christian and medical ethics and share ideas and experiences of Catholics nurses in a changing world. Our aims are to unite Catholic Nurses in promoting their technical skills in accordance with Christian principles, to co-operate in the development of nursing and other medico-social issues, to be witnesses of Christian values in international agencies, to undertake all possible means to realise these aims. CICIAMS promotes a Christian, moral approach to care…”

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International Catholic Education Office
www.oiecinternational.com
secretaire.general@oiecinternational.com

“OIEC is an international Catholic organization with the following aims. OIEC seeks to participate in the Church’s mission to promote a worldwide Catholic-inspired educational project. OIEC seeks to promote research on the specific contribution of Catholic school to the field of education and on the school’s adaptation to the needs, realities and aspirations of the environment in which it is integrated. OIEC seeks to promote the creation, alongside schools and educational institutions, of ‘Educational Communities’ in which all partners work together responsibly, for educational and cultural progress, as well as on developing the evangelical spirit, by bringing special attention to the deprived and welcoming, with respect to conscience, all those who put their trust in this school. OIEC seeks to create and develop links of mutual assistance and active, responsible solidarity amongst members. OIEC seeks to serve as a network of exchange amongst members for their own information and that of educators, by means of developing communication. OIEC seeks to collaborate with the bodies of the universal Church, with the Episcopal conferences and other international Catholic education organizations. OIEC seeks to ensure the representation of Catholic Education in international bodies, particularly those concerned with education. OIEC seeks to defend and promote the active exercise of freedom of education in accordance with distributive justice, and to foster relations of mutual recognition and association between Catholic education and the countries in which it exists…”

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International Catholic Migration Commission 
www.icmc.net
info@icmc.net

“The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) is a registered non-profit organization working in the areas of refugee and migration issues. ICMC was founded in 1951, in the wake of the massive displacement caused by the Second World War. Initiated by the joint efforts of Pope Pius XII, Monsignor Giovanni Battista Montini (Vatican Secretary for Relations with States and later Pope Paul VI), and American layman James J. Norris, ICMC was created to coordinate the work of Catholic organizations in responding to the needs of migrants, refugees and displaced persons, as well as to advocate in the intergovernmental and governmental institutions on their behalf. ICMC was officially granted public juridical status by the Holy See in 2008. It works in close collaboration with the Secretary of State of the Vatican and with the Migrants and Refugees Section of the newly-established Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development. Today, ICMC coordinates a network of structures mandated by the Catholic Bishops Conferences worldwide and has staff and programs in over 50 countries. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, ICMC has affiliated entities in Brussels (ICMC Europe), Washington DC and Boston (ICMC Inc.), and operational offices in Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Turkey…”

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International Catholic Rural Association 
www.icra.co
info@icra-agrimissio.org

“ICRA was founded in Rome in 1962 following an international meeting of Catholics on rural life, as a liaison body of Catholic research institutions, corporations, foundations, associations and movements operating agriculture and the rural sector. Recognized by the Holy See in 1965 as an international Catholic organization, ICRA has been a member of the so-called “Conference of International Catholic Organizations” and has established relations with various international organizations at various levels. As a faithful follower of the Gospel, ICRA operates to spread the principles of Catholic social teaching and a spirit of solidarity in the world of agriculture, so that rural people can have a dignified life, become agents of their own human, spiritual, and social growth, and cooperate for the common good…”

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International Catholic Society for Girls
www.acisjf-int.org
acisjf_invia@greenmail.ch

 

“ACISJF-IN VIA assists and welcomes all young people regardless of their origin, with respect for their culture and religion, who find themselves, for various reasons, in dangerous situations- sometimes even at great risk. Our Association is active in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central America and South America. Each country it develops Reception Centers and seeks appropriate means to carry out tasks corresponding to the vocation of the Association, and above all, to meet the needs of young people by adjusting to the necessities and the urgencies on the ground. ACISJF, founded In 1895 in Freiburg, Germany. has since expanded in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. In 1974, ACISJF obtained consultative status with the Council of Europe which has become now a participative status. In 1985, ACISJF obtained Consultative Status at UNESCO as an NGO observor…”

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International Center for Law, Life, Faith and Family
www.icolf.org
icolfmanagingeditor@gmail.com

“The International Center on Law, Life, Faith and Family (ICOLF) was established with a view to producing, compiling and providing resources and materials for a number of interested parties working on “Law, life, faith and family” issues on the national, regional and international levels. Above all, it is a network made up of Catholic jurists who are committed to pooling efforts with a view to sharing information on the development of these issues as they interrelate in the International and Regional Human Rights Protection Systems. This mission is inspired by the Holy See’s document ‘The Charter of the Rights of the Family’, which articulates fundamental principles, rights and duties knowable by right reasoned as illuminated by faith. Founded on a natural law perspective of human rights within the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, the Charter promotes and protects, in particular: a) the right to life, from the moment of conception until natural death; b) the rights and duties of the natural family, based on marriage between one man and one woman; and c) the rights and duties of parents to educate their child in accordance with their moral and religious beliefs…”

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International Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care
www.iccppc.org
ryan.sg.iccppc@gmail.com

“To bring the worldwide Church a greater awareness and sensitivity to the problems of people in prison, the Commission stimulates the creation and encourages the growth of Catholic prison chaplaincies all over the world. Together with the respective Episcopal Conference and the local Ordinary it offers the needed support. As an NGO with “Special Consultative Status” the ICCPPC send representatives to the United Nations. There are also contacts to other movements and organisations who minister to people in prison. The fundamental objectives of the commission are: to awaken and encourage within the worldwide church and society a greater awareness of and to the exercise of prison pastoral care; to animate the respective Episcopal Conferences and the local ordinary to establish and further prison pastoral care, which is the mission of the church, offering the best support; to organise ongoing training courses, study, current information and meetings for prison pastoral agents and for the members for the Commission; to promote the humanisation, revision and reform of the prison system throughout the world. For the implementation of these objectives the Commission: organises regional and interregional meetings, congresses, training courses, publishes newsletters, guidelines, documentation, collaborates with other national and international organisations, promotes programmes of technical assistance and projects in many member countries…”

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International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity
www.cidse.org
postmaster@cidse.org

“We are an international family of Catholic social justice organisations working together with others to promote justice, harness the power of global solidarity and create transformational change to end poverty and inequalities. We do this by challenging systemic injustice and inequity as well as destruction of nature. We promote just and environmentally sustainable alternatives and believe in a world where every human being has a right to live in dignity. We work for a society based on social, economic and gender equality and solidarity, where the economy is at the service of society and functions within planetary boundaries. We aim at a fairer share of and limits in the use of global resources, democratized governance where people regaining control over their choices, economies based on the commons. We work for reforms with transformative potential: move away from fossil fuels and extractivism, limit global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees, promote the right to food and agroecology, regulate business to enforce human rights, secure sustainable finance and fair wealth distribution, support local communities to speak for themselves, confront gender inequalities, enabling sustainable ways of living. To make this happen we contribute to global movements and alliances of change, promote peoples solutions and alternatives and advocate at the international level. CIDSE brings together 18 member organisations from Europe and North America and its international secretariat is based in Brussels…”

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International Coordination of Young Christian Workers
www.cijoc.org
cijoc.icycw@gmail.com

“The International Co-ordination of Young Christian Workers (ICYCW or CIJOC in french) coordinates 60 National Movements of the YCW. The ICYCW supports the development of these YCW national movements and the foundation of YCW in countries where it does not exist yet. The ICYCW is composed of National Movements of the YCW which accept the ICYCW Declaration of Principles. These National Movements believe that this International Coordination is a means to realise their vision for the whole of working youth. Created in 1986, the ICYCW is a non-profit making international organisation of the Catholic Church. The ICYCW is officially recognised by the Holy See through the Pontifical Council for the Laity.since 1989 as an International Association of the Faithful with private juridical personality, according to the Code of Canon Law in the Catholic Church…”

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International Confederation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
http://en.ssvpglobal.org/
cgi.information@ssvpglobal.org

“As a Catholic lay organization, we will embrace the world in a network of charity, serving Christ in the suffering, poor or marginalized, bringing them love and respect, aid and development, hope and joy, in a more just society. We also seek to deepen our spirituality and the mutual love and support amongst members, so that, seeing how we serve those in need with one mind and heart, people are attracted to the Society and to Christ who animates it. Our mission, inspired by the Radiant Flame of Christ’s Love, is to grow spiritually through seeking and finding individuals and families who are forgotten, suffering or deprived and through personal contact, to offer practical help to anyone in need. We share their burdens and joys as true friends, sowing seeds of hope, encouraging self-sufficiency and respecting their values and beliefs. As a reflection of the whole family of God, we do this as men and women drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group and economic level, working together in local Conferences to serve Christ in the poor, to grow spiritually and to support one another. Members are closely united as one worldwide family, nourished by prayer and reflection, faithful to a Rule and Statutes reflecting the traditions of our principal founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. We also seek to identify the causes of poverty and the work with the Vincentian Family, the Catholic Church, other Christians and all people of good will, to shape a more just and compassionate society, which promotes the rights, responsibilities and development of all people, a culture of life and a civilization of love reflecting the Kingdom of God…”

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International Federation of Catholic Parochial Youth Movements
www.fimcap.org

info@fimcap.org

“FIMCAP is the international federation of catholic parochial youth movements, but even more a family of youth workers, youth and children all over the world. The abbreviation FIMCAP comes from the original French title: “Fédération Internationale des Mouvements Catholiques d’Action Paroissiale”. FIMCAP originated in 1962. Today, there are 29 youth organizations part of the FIMCAP family, spread over 26 countries on 4 continents. These youth organizations bring children and youngsters together during their leisure time. There is a strong focus on the community and the local level: the member organizations consist of local groups, mostly set up in the neighborhoods and parishes where the children and youngsters live. This group life gives them the opportunity to play, to come together and to learn from other children and young people through non-formal education. The aims of FIMCAP are: To unite and support the member organizations. By offering opportunities to come together in a spirit of fraternity and mutual understanding, FIMCAP creates the feeling of a community and stimulates educational exchanges on issues concerning youth and youth work; To help uncover and understand the specific needs of children and young people all over the world. FIMCAP builds upon the local experiences of its members to track down the needs of young people and youth workers and to develop actions to deal with these needs; To represent the member organizations in international bodies and to be a voice of young people; To build with and through young people a better world and a living Church…”

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International Federation of Catholic Universities
www.fiuc.org
sgfiuc@bureau.fiuc.org

“It was at the initiative of the Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy) and of the Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen (Nijmegen, Netherlands) that preliminary steps were taken in 1924 to bring together the Catholic universities in a Federation to discuss specific issues of common concern. These endeavours were concretised the following year during a meeting at the Institut Catholique de Paris where 14 universities from the various parts of the world were represented at a first General Assembly. It was only after the Second World War that the Fœderatio Universitatum Catholicarum took off. It was recognised by a Decree of the Holy See in 1948 and by Pope Pius XII in 1949. It became the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) in 1965. The end of the cold war, the Bologna agreements and the revolution in information and communication technologies have contributed to a lasting transformation of the landscape of higher education and research. The role of the Federation is to promote collective reflection on their mission amongst Catholic higher education institutions; to foster academic cooperation in the field of research, as well as the valuation and dissemination of research results towards decision-making communities; to promote experience and skill exchange among Catholic higher education institutions; to represent Catholic universities at the international organizations and associations and to collaborate with them in line with its institutional priorities; to contribute to the development of Catholic higher education and to the assertion of its specific identity. Open to international cooperation, our Federation has a consultative status with the following organizations: the United Nations (UN), in New York, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in Paris, and the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. In addition, IFCU ensures an international presence within the following commissions: the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in Vienna, the Commission of Human Rights, in Geneva and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. Our presence in these organizations aims at promoting the expertise of our universities and of their research centers; our representatives’ mission, in relation with our existing academic networks, is therefore to disseminate relevant knowledge to international decision-makers. IFCU is also a member of the Conference of International Catholic Organizations (CICO) and works closely together with International Catholic Centre for Cooperation with UNESCO (CCIC). Furthermore, IFCU collaborates actively with various academic networks at the national, regional and global scales…”

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International Federation of Rural Adult Catholic Movements 
www.fimarc.org
fimarc@skynet.be

“FIMARC’s objectives are to defend and promote the rural world through sharing and solidarity among rural people and peasants, to organize movements and associations of rural adults for the improvement of their living conditions and for a dignified life for all, and to speak on behalf of the rural world in the UN bodies, in the Church and Civil society. FIMARC’s main themes are as follows. FIMARC’s main working theme is ‘Food Sovereignty’. The concept supposes that the different movements are working on different challenges related to it depending on their specific realities. In Asia, they are doing an important work on the issues related to the right to land in connection with food sovereignty; In Latin America, there is an ongoing debate on the FTAA; In Africa, the protection of seeds and access to water are major issues; In Europe, the movements have focused their work on the reform of the CAP and the opening to new countries that joined Europe in May 2004. We pay a special attention, especially in Asia and Latin America, to indigenous people and the marginalized layers of populations. The work we are developing with the movements is essentially based on information and training. Through this work, we want to take part to raising the citizen awareness of the rural people so that they can usefully contribute and participate to the campaigns and argumentations for a lobbying work…”

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International Movement of Apostolate in the Independent Social Milieus
www.miamsi-rome.org
miamsi.rome@gmail.com

“We are a community of Church movements that brings together people with professional, economic, social, political and cultural responsibilities in the world. This way, they commit themselves to the transformation of their own minds and the social structures in accordance with the Gospel, to which they refer.  We want to build a more human and fraternal world through the promotion of human rights, o encourage contacts with inter-national instances for the promotion of peace, solidarity and justice, to take part in building up the universal Church, keeping in mind the diversity of cultures and socio-economic contexts, to promote the ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue rooted in the dignity of all people and the wholeness of creation…”

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International Movement of Apostolate of Children 
www.midade.org
sgmidade@club-internet.fr

“IMAC (International Movement of Apostolate of Children) is an International Movement of kids, allowing them to organize and act to defend their rights and in this way, contribute to building a world of justice and peace. IMAC  is present in 41 countries throughout the world: in Africa, Latin America, Canada, Middle East, Indian Ocean, Europe and the Caribbean. The IMAC’s mission: 1) To promote and sustain throughout the world, the expression, the formation and expansion of children. It promotes and supports the actions of responsible children, regardless of social background, cultural, ethnic, religion; 2) Arrange among children adherents information movements, exchanges and contacts. Gives rise to dialogue between adherents movements and other movements or people who have the same concerns; 3) To represent children who are part of various movements against international organizations dedicated to children. The IMAC,  an International Non-Governmental Organization, is recognized by ECOSOC (UNICEF, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Human Rights Commission) and the International Labour Organization.”

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International Movement of Catholic Agricultural and Rural Youth (MIJARC)
www.mijarcworld.net
world@mijarc.net

“MIJARC/IMCARY was founded in October 1954 in Annevoie, Belgium, by the Catholic rural youth movements of Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Italy and Luxemburg. During the 50’s MIJARC/IMCARY obtained official recognition of the Vatican, FAO, ILO and UNESCO. The World Congress of MIJARC/IMCARY in Lourdes (1960) with the participation of 26500 rural youth was an important event especially in terms of strengthening the relationship with rural youth movements outside of Europe which soon became member of MIJARC/IMCARY. MIJARC wants to change the agricultural environment on the basis of the Christian spirit for the creation of a new society, a new person and a rural world based on justice, peace and durability, supporting a sustainable development and defending the human rights. MIJARC is an actor in rural areas that helps young people to get organized and to become critical actors that transform their village, region and country. By means of ‘training in action’ and the methodology ‘to see-judge-act’, young people are able to improve their living conditions and to generate incomes. Therefore, they see how rural areas can become attractive and viable for young people….”

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International Movement of Catholic Students – Pax Romana
www.imcs-miec.org
office@imcs-miec.org

“The beginnings of IMCS can be traced back past our ‘official’ founding in 1921 in Fribourg, Switzerland, to the late 19th Century with the International Union of Catholic Students. In 1921, a diverse group of existing national federations of Catholic university students from Europe, Argentina, Java (Indonesia), and the United States, founded IMCS with the name of Pax Romana, to express their desire to build peace and solidarity in a world torn apart by war. Since then the identity of IMCS at the international, regional, national, and local levels has changed and grown to meet the challenges of the world and the local context in which they are active. The identity, name and structure of each national movement within IMCS also often differs from county to country…”

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International Organization for the Right to Education and Freedom of Education
www.oidel.org
oidel@oidel.org

“OIDEL is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, with consultative status with the United Nations, UNESCO and the European Council. It is legally recognized as a public interest association under Swiss law. The primary objective of OIDEL is the promotion of the right to education as a fundamental human right. Such a right cannot exist without the presence of State benefits and the protection of individual liberties. The action of OIDEL is mainly based on article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and article 13 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights. To achieve its goal, OIDEL collaborates with many experts, and works with international organizations and governments to promote the right to education and freedom to education. It aims to: study educational policies according to an approach based on human rights; inform the public of progress and violations of the right to education and freedom of education; provide training and information on the right to education and freedom of education to stakeholders in the field of education; collaborate with international organizations and bodies for the protection of human rights to defend and promote the right to education and educational freedoms…”

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International Solidarity & Human Rights Institute
www.ishri.org
ishri.dbs@gmail.com

“The International Solidarity and Human Rights Institute (“the Institute”) is committed to establishing solidarity among people worldwide by promoting authentic human rights based on Natural Law principles, as set forth in such documents as the Declaration of Independence, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Charter of the Rights of the Family. The Institute’s mission is informed and motivated by respect for the inherent dignity and equality of all human beings as endowed by God and as understood by the universal Teaching Office of the Catholic Church. The Institute’s work involves education and research, public interest litigation, mediation, and works of mercy so as to eliminate human rights violations. The Institute, acting alone or in conjunction with other like minded institutions, informs the public, students, government officials, international organization delegates, and financial, educational and cultural leaders and assists them to promote solidarity and human rights. The Institute’s mission is principally directed towards governments, national and supranational institutions, organizations and tribunals. Members of the Institute rely on the grace and providence of God, whose Son redeemed mankind, to further the cause of international solidarity and human rights. We realize that without Him there can be no true solution of social problems or human solidarity. We, therefore, entrust our mission to Mary, Our Lady of All Nations, and to the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Joan of Arc, St. Thomas More, St. Francis Xavier, and Blessed Charles I of Austria…”

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International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe
www.uigse-fse.org
communication@uigse-fse.org

“The International Union of Guides and Scouts of Europe is an international association officially recognised by the Holy See, with a participative status in the Council of Europe (Non Governmental Organisation). In its present juridical form, it has existed since 1976 but indeed as early as 1963 some Christian associations of European Scouting gathered within the Federation of European Scouting (F.E.S.) by signing the “federal contract”. Through this act, the associations adhered to the Core Texts that constitute the “cement” linking all the various associations of the International Union…” 

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International Young Catholic Students
www.iycs-jeci.org
mail@iycs-jeci.org

“The International Young Catholic Student (IYCS) is a Catholic action movement of the apostolate of Laity. It is traditionally an evangelization agent in schools and student milieu (secondary and higher education). It has a status of private juridical personality according to canons 298-311 and 321-329 of the Code of Canon law and it is recognized by the Holy See as an International Catholic Organization and the Pontifical Council for the laity is its dicastery. It maintains close links with the Vatican Secretariat of State, in particular the section in charge of relations with the States. In international institutions, IYCS is committed to the United Nations with a consultative status to the Economic and Social Commission (ECOSOC) and operational status at UNESCO. Mainly composed of students in secondary and tertiary institution, IYCS is present in 87 countries…”

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Jesuit European Social Center 
www.jesc.eu
info@jesc.eu

“Our core mission at JESC is to reflect on the life, policies and practice of the European Union. We seek engagement which authentically expresses Christian faith, remains close to the poor and marginalised, analyses the social reality with competence, and advocates for justice in European political structures. In a context in which the EU is undergoing the most acute political and economic crisis of its existence, JESC seeks a critical but constructive engagement with the EU. As a work of the Jesuit Conference of European Provincials, JESC expresses the commitment of the Society of Jesus to a Europe where human rights, freedom and solidarity are the foundation of integration…”

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Jesuit Refugee Service
http://en.jrs.net
martina.bezzini@jrs.net

“The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was officially registered on 19 March 2000 at the Vatican State as a foundation. JRS programmes are found in 51 countries, providing assistance to: refugees in camps and cities, individuals displaced within their own countries, asylum seekers in cities, and to those held in detention centres. The main areas of work are in the field of education, emergency assistance, healthcare, livelihood activities and social services. At the end of 2016, more than 733,400 individuals were direct beneficiaries of JRS projects. JRS is also very much concerned with advocacy and human rights work. This involves ensuring that refugees are afforded their full rights while in exile and during repatriation as guaranteed by the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and working to strengthen the protection afforded to internally displaced persons (IDPs). It extends to lobbying for and promoting international human rights legislation, either through participation in international campaigns and coalitions or through membership of international fora, such as the UN Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC)…”

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Knights of Columbus
www.kofc.org
joseph.cullen@kofc.org

“In political affairs, our public policy efforts and deliberations reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Church. In accord with the Catholic bishops, the Knights of Columbus has consistently maintained the Church’s positions by promoting the building of a civilization of love, in which the law honors the dignity of every human being from natural conception to natural death. In addition, we promote the building and renewal of institutions based on honesty and fidelity, particularly the institution of marriage. Unfortunately, today’s cultural currents seek to curtail the proclamation of moral and religious truth. Our tradition, however, does not speak from blind faith, but from a rational perspective which links our commitment to building a civilization of love to our moral reasoning based on the natural law. We believe the human person is endowed with a “light of understanding placed in us by God,” through which “we know what we must do and what we must avoid” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1955). Living in accordance with this “light of understanding” is never a threat to human freedom, but a necessary condition to leading a life of genuine liberation and authentic love. Therefore, the Knights of Columbus seeks to assist the poor and disadvantaged, defend the dignity of human life, and uphold the truth about marriage through personal witness and on the basis of rational arguments proposed in the public square. Our members are thus encouraged to engage the secular society…”

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Kolping International
www.kolping.net
monikakowoll@kolping.net

“Kolping International forms a world-wide network with more than 400,000 members in more than 60 countries. Within the association, the members actively participate in a socially just transformation of society. The organisation is named after the Catholic priest Adolph Kolping who founded Journeymen Associations in the 19th century to combat the misery of young crafts journeymen in the era of industrialisation. He is co-founder of the Catholic Social Teaching, which has been the basis for the work of Kolping International until today. Kolping International unites three independent legal entities: The international association (Association e.V.), the International Adolph Kolping Foundation and the Cooperation e.V…”

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Marianists International
www.marianist.org
gensecsm@smcuria.it

“We the Marianist Family strive to bear witness to the gospel through our lives and through our service characterized by simplicity, dialogue, discernment, and enablement for mission. In alliance with Mary, we work together in faith and hope to serve the needs of persons for dignity, liberation, and justice. In order to transform the world into the reign of God, we the Marianist Family as members of the Church collaborate in a variety of ways and settings to form persons and communities in faith…”

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MaterCare International
www.matercare.org
info@matercare.org

“MCI is an international group of Catholic obstetricians and gynaecologists, which has adopted a preferential option for mothers and babies. MCI’s mission is to carry out the work of Evangelium Vitae (the Gospel of Life) by improving the lives and health of mothers and babies both born and unborn, through new initiatives of service, training, research, and advocacy designed to reduce the tragic levels of abortion world-wide and maternal and perinatal mortality, morbidity in developing countries…”

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Mediterranean Without Handicap
www.mediterraneosenzahandicap.org
mediterraneo.s@mclink.it

“The Association Mediterranean Without Handicap is inspired by the work and thought of San Luigi Guanella. Mediterranean Without Handicap works in the field of disability to spread a culture that considers each person as the supreme value, defends their rights and accompanies them in their personal growth and in their inclusion in the community. As well as within the geographical boundaries of the Mediterranean, the Association works patiently and constantly, especially in developing countries, through the implementation of various projects…”

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Mercy International Association
www.mercyworld.org
contact@mercyworld.org

“Mercy International Association is an organisation of the leaders of Mercy Congregations, Institutes and Federations throughout the world, founded to serve the Sisters of Mercy, their associates and colleagues in ministry. Members of the Association share the passion of their foundress, Catherine McAuley, to bring mercy to people who are poor, sick and uneducated…The Sisters of Mercy set up an office at the United Nations in New York in 1998 in order to bring the spirit of Catherine Mc Auley to the one forum in the world where all nations have the potential to meet as equals. Mercy Global Action at the UN is the mechanism by which all those associated with the Sisters of Mercy may interact with the UN system. At the UN we use the tool of advocacy to work on behalf of poor people and work with other major international bodies. In line with what Catherine Mc Auley did in her day, we try to raise awareness of critical issues among membership and work collaboratively to challenge all to move beyond our comfort zones to make a real difference…”

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Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
www.oblatesusa.org
mami@oblatesusa.org

“The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate were founded in 1816 by St. Eugene De Mazenod, O.M.I. This visionary saint invited his followers ‘to live together as brothers’ and ‘to imitate the virtues and examples of our Savior Jesus Christ, above all through the preaching of the Word of God to the poor.’ The Oblates began their ministries in the countryside of France and quickly gained a reputation for having a special connection with the poor. Their ministries expanded throughout France, Europe and the entire world. Today nearly 4,000 priests and brothers serve God and His people in more than 60 countries…”

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New Humanity
www.new-humanity.org
info@new-humanity.org

“The ‘New Humanity International Association’ is a Non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1986 and active in more than 100 Countries around the world. The aim of the association is to contribute to the creation of unity in the human family, fully respecting the individuals identities of all of its members. For this reason it spreads the idea of a united world, in all spheres of society and at all levels. It promotes the universal spirit of fraternity, as proclaimed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (article n. 1), as a dynamic factor in social cohesion. To this end it carries out, through a strong volunteer base and considerable youth involvement, cultural initiatives, social projects, educational projects, economic initiatives, combining a local dimension with an international one, and, as such, it is open to the contributions of all and collaborated with individuals, institutions, representatives of the religions and diverse cultures of the world towards common goals…”

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New Women for Europe
www.newwomenforeurope.org
newwomenforeurope@gmail.com

“NWFE is an umbrella association, which provides a platform for women’s associations to influence the European political process.We develop a network of women’s NGOs in EU member states and ensure their representation in the European institutions, especially in the European Parliament. NWFE fulfills its mission by monitoring and influencing processes and policies related especially to: the dignity of women, human rights, family, intergenerational solidarity, demography, bioethics, development, employment, health, fight against human trafficking, and fight against poverty. NWFE works towards improved legislation at the national and European levels, provides expertise to European decision-makers and introduces amendments to legislative proposals…”

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Partnership for Global Justice
www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com
Partnershipforglobaljustice@gmail.com

“The Partnership for Global Justice is an NGO Coalition of congregations, groups, and individuals grounded in gospel values who work in partnership by providing workshops and advocacy training to raise consciousness and awareness for the promotion of the UN Charter. We work on behalf of women and children, people living in poverty, earth justice & sustainability, and teachers and college students on global sustainability. We work together to bring the expertise of our membership, many of whom work on the ground, to the United Nations. We partner with many other NGOs in promoting policies at both national and international levels that advance the welfare of peoples living in poverty. We offer opportunities for membership (to organizations) who do not have full-time personnel at the UN to collaborate with us in the work of the United Nations…”

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Passionists International
www.passionistsinternational.org
mirekl4u@gmail.com

“Passionists International is a not-for-profit incorporated body to promote the worldwide work of the Passionist Family, especially at the United Nations. It is a network of several Religious Communities that share the unifying force of that ‘Passion for life’ which characterizes the spirit, vision and mission of Paul of the Cross, Elizabeth Prout and Madre Dolores. Passionists International seeks to promote the dignity of and harmony among all peoples;  work for reconciliation and justice; development among Indigenous Peoples, climate change and land grabbing, human rights to water and sanitation; work to eradicate poverty in all forms and everywhere;  to end human trafficking and promote freedom of migration; and assist the HIV/AIDS pandemic. PI is committed to building resilient communities and to strengthening social justice among the most marginalized and vulnerable, indigenous peoples, youth, elderly, and people with disabilities. This is to make sure that no one is left behind: people in the prisons, sick and infirm, etc…”

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Pax Christi International
www.paxchristi.net
g.vanaerschot@paxchristi.net

“Pax Christi International is a global Catholic peace movement working worldwide to establish: peace, respect for human rights,  and justice and reconciliation. Pax Christi was founded in Europe in 1945 as a reconciliation movement bringing together French and Germans after World War II. Today, the movement has 120 Member Organisations active in more than 50 countries worldwide. Pax Christi is a member organisation led movement, comprised of national sections and local groups, all carrying the Pax Christi name, and also of affiliated organisations that work under their own names. Pax Christi operates as an autonomous Catholic entity in which laypeople, bishops, and other religious members work as equals in pursuit of peace and reconciliation. As a faith-based Catholic movement, Pax Christi‘s efforts to resolve conflicts are informed by a deep understanding of both the positive and negative impact of religion. Pax Christi brings the voice of civil society to the Catholic Church, and conversely carries the values of the Catholic Church to civil society. Pax Christi International has four core means of engagement: Facilitate growth and integration of the international movement (networking), coordinate and represent the global movement in all its breadth on the international stage (advocacy), Build capacity of member organisations for nonviolent peace work (capacity building), and nurture spirituality through the articulation of a vibrant spirituality. A key role of Pax Christi International is to represent the movement in international coalitions and to be an influential advocate at intergovernmental levels. Our capacity to influence global peace policy is amplified by our considerable access to policymaking forums: Pax Christi International holds special consultative status with the United Nations in New York, Geneva and Vienna, as well as with UNESCO in Paris; Pax Christi International is officially represented at the African Union in Addis Ababa; and Pax Christi participates in the Council of Europe and enjoys, along with its Member Organisations, access to the European Parliament and the European Commission. Pax Christi International is grounded in the belief that peace is possible and that vicious cycles of violence and injustice can be broken…”

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Priests for Life
www.priestsforlife.org
bob@priestsforlife.org

“Priests for Life is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. We participate in meetings at the United Nations and collaborate with the Holy See and numerous pro-family NGOs to foster international policies protecting the dignity of human life at all stages…”

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Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
www.rscm-rshm.org
info@rscm-rshm.org

“The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary became affiliated with the United Nations in 2006 as a non-governmental organization (NGO) associated with the UN Department of Public Information, extending the influence of the Institute’s mission ‘That All May Have Life’ to a global level. In 2013 we applied for and were granted Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This gives us an active voice, enabling us to participate in UN sessions and present written and oral testimony to influence policy as we work for justice on behalf of those who are made poor and marginalized, especially women and children. Three main ways in which we live out our mission as the RSHM NGO at the UN are through education, participation and advocacy. We disseminate UN information resources to our members and, through them, to all those we serve. We encourage participation of members through their provincial and regional structures, working in close partnership with the RSHM Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Network to make our presence dynamic and effective at local and global level. We advocate in collaboration with other NGOs having similar goals to make explicit our preferential options for women and children and the care of the earth within the UN network of international bodies. At this time we aim to be more effectively involved in changing unjust structures in the areas of human trafficking, the girl child and sustainable development for all, engaging with Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals so that all may have Life…”

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Salesians Missions
www.salesianmissions.org
info@salesianmissions.org

“In our quest to ensure that the wellbeing of the world’s poorest and neediest children is a top priority among global leaders, the Salesians are actively engaged at the United Nations. Our presence along with other humanitarian organizations influences policies and initiatives aimed at eliminating poverty and creating a society of equal opportunity. One of our main objectives at the United Nations is to provide a voice for the young – to guarantee that their needs and concerns are taken into consideration, particularly in deliberations that have a direct impact on their lives. Currently, our advocacy work focuses on the areas of poverty eradication, social development, migration, human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, human rights (especially those of children), climate change and indigenous populations…”

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School Sisters of Notre Dame
www.gerhardinger.org
communications@ssnd.org

“For us, teaching extends beyond the classroom and into the lives of the people we serve-especially women, children, and persons who are poor. Impelled by the Spirit and mission of Jesus, we educate with a world vision, believing that the world can be changed through the transformation of persons. The School Sisters of Notre Dame work to empower others through education and spread Jesus’ message of love and unity. SSNDs serve as administrators, teachers, librarians, and tutors in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and universities. SSNDs serve in hundreds of programs at both the diocesan and parish level. Sisters serve as pastoral associates, directors of religious education programs, teachers, and spiritual directors. Sisters minister as chaplains, nurses, nurse practitioners and mental health professionals in hospitals, clinics, retirement facilities and home health care. They work in the community as counselors, social workers, and chaplains in prisons and detention centers. Shalom is the SSND International Network for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation. As a registered non-governmental agency, the SSNDs have a full time representative at the United Nations…”

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SIGNIS: World Catholic Association for Communication
www.signis.net
news@signis.net

“SIGNIS is a non-governmental organization that includes members from over 100 countries. As the “World Catholic Association for Communication”, it brings together radio, television, cinema, video, media education, Internet, and new technology professionals. SIGNIS was created in November 2001 from the merger between two organizations (Unda, for radio and television; and OCIC (International Catholic Organization for Cinema), for cinema and audiovisual) that were both created in 1928. The activities of SIGNIS cover all fields of audiovisual creation: promoting films or television programmes (it has juries at the important international film and TV festivals: Cannes, Berlin, Monte Carlo, Venice, Ouagadougou…), creating, producing and distributing radio, TV and video programmes, building broadcasting studios, supplying equipment, offering Internet services by satellite, training professionals, encouraging the use of new media, promoting media education etc.The primary objective of all these activities is to promote a Culture of Peace through the media…”

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Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
www.sndden.org
inquiry@sndden.org

“St. Julie Billiart founded the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to make known God’s goodness, especially among the most impoverished and abandoned people in the world. Today, Sisters of Notre Dame work with refugees in London, street children in Nairobi, immigrant farm workers in Florida, AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe, the homeless in Haiti… and always, with women and children, who are among the most vulnerable. We work to enable people living in poverty. We help them to obtain what is rightfully theirs by changing unjust structures. We believe that education in varied forms is the best way to accomplish this goal. Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur is an accredited non-governmental organization (NGO) at the United Nations since 2001…”

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Social Promotion Foundation
www.promocionsocial.org
promocionsocial@promocionsocial.org

“Social Promotion Foundation is a private, non-profit institution that has been working since 1987 to promote human, social and economic development in an agreeable way to people’s dignity. It establishes its goals in accordance with the diversity of the different countries it works and acknowledging the priorities and proposals of local organizations, always placing the individual at the core of its activities. Constituted in 1987, the Founding Board of Trustees was comprised of different people with backgrounds in education and business who pursued the goal of working for the less favored people in Spain and other countries. The mission of the Foundation is to guarantee that all people live according to human dignity and enable people to take over their lives and become the producers of their own development. Its vision is to build a solidarity based culture, centered in the individual and the need to achieve better and more dignified ways of life and work, liberty and social participation for all. Since June 2001, the Foundation has been authorized as a Non Governmental Organization…”

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Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
www.spuc.org.uk
information@spuc.org.uk

“Our Society was founded in January 1967 to oppose the abortion bill being debated in Parliament at the time. That bill would go on to become the 1967 Abortion Act, while we became the UK’s first and largest pro-life group. Tragically, more than 8.4 million unborn children have lost their lives in Britain to this Abortion Act – Abortion is the biggest killer of children in the world today. We work to protect human lives at the national and local level, and to build a society free from abortion. As well as fighting abortion, we also campaign against other direct threats to the lives of vulnerable individuals, such as euthanasia and embryo abuse. We recognise the need to have a consistent life ethic – to value the lives of all human beings equally – and the foundation of this must always be recognising the humanity of the child in the womb…”

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Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries
www.medicalmissionsisters.org
mmsorg@medicalmissionsisters.org

“Medical Mission Sisters believe that justice is integral to healing. This leads us to look at the world from the perspective of those made poor and from the viewpoint of what is of benefit to them, making choices accordingly. We continue to strive with others of like mind – from the grassroots level to policy-making bodies in local, national and international arenas – to work for justice and the experience of human dignity for all. At the United Nations in 2000, Medical Mission Sisters received consultative status with ECOSOC, the Economic and Social Council. This council coordinates the UN’s work in economic, social, educational, health and related fields. We also have accreditation with the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), where efforts are being made by many non-profit and civil society organizations to work for sustainable development for all areas of our world…”

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Society of Catholic Social Scientists
www.catholicsocialscientists.org
catholicsocialscientists@gmail.com

“The Society of Catholic Social Scientists (SCSS) is a scholarly, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting and conducting rigorous social scientific research within the parameters of orthodox Catholic doctrine. The SCSS was founded in 1992 by political scientist Stephen Krason and sociologist Joseph Varacalli. It is based at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio. The contemporary social sciences are primarily dependent on secular assumptions, concepts and theories. Consequently, the role of faith and Catholic social teaching is hardly considered in today’s body of social science. The SCSS boldly challenges this secularlized approach to the social sciences by combining objective scholarly analysis with fidelity to the Magisterium. Through a collegiality of Catholic scholars, professors, researchers, practitioners, and writers, the SCSS brings credible scholarship to political, social, and economic questions. SCSS members approach their work in both a scholarly and evangelical spirit. They are expected to observe the highest scholarly and professional requirements of their disciplines as they examine their data in light of Church teaching and the natural law. In this way, the Society seeks to obtain objective knowledge about the social order, provide solutions to vexing social problems, and further the cause of Christ…”

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Society of the Sacred Heart
www.sacredheartattheun.org
un-ngo@rscj.org

“The International Society of the Sacred Heart has been present at the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO) since 2003, when we became associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). In 2014 we were also granted consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This means that our presence at the United Nations has two principal aims: 1) to share information with our members and the wider Sacred Heart family about critical world issues (DPI), and 2) to give our members the opportunity to contribute their experience, reflection and analysis to the international policy debate (ECOSOC)…”

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UNIAPAC
www.uniapac.org
info@uniapac.org

“UNIAPAC is a federation of associations, an international meeting place for Christian Business Leaders. Its full name is the “International Christian Union of Business Executives”. Originally created in 1931 in Europe, it is an international non-profit association headquartered in Paris. UNIAPAC gathers today Christian Business Leaders Associations in 38 countries in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. UNIAPAC represents more than 30.000 very active business executives around the world, working in various leading sectors of the world economy. It is an ecumenical organization. Inspired by the Christian Social Thought, its goal is to promote amongst business leaders the vision and implementation of an economy serving the human person and the Common Good of humanity at large…”

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Unum Omnes International Council Catholic Men
www.unum-omnes.org
unum-omnes@libero.it

“Unum Omnes brings together national organisations of Catholic men committed to the apostolate and dissemination of the Church’s teachings; it fosters contacts between the member associations in order to encourage mutual familiarity and assistance, and to cooperate in the work of evangelisation; it encourages the establishment of new Catholic men’s organisations; it creates and maintains relations with international organisations sharing the same objectives; it speaks out to public opinion and international organisations on the thinking of Catholic men regarding matters of general interest and concern…”

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VIDES International: Volontariato Internazionale Donna Educazione Sviluppo
www.vides.org
direzione.generale@vides.org

“VIDES International is the volunteer association established by the FMA Institute in 1987 and recognised as a non-profit international association (AISBL) in 1991. VIDES is an NGO (non-governmental organisation) recognised by the United Nations (2003) with a consultative statute for matters regarding human rights, women, children and young people. VIDES is an international association that operates through regional offices in 32 countries linked to the central executive (Via Gregorio VII, 133 – 00165 Roma).  VIDES offers opportunities for volunteering for young people so that they may offer a free and supportive service in their own countries (social volunteering) and abroad (international volunteering) for short periods of time (from one to three months) and/or for longer periods (from one to two years); development projects in co-operation with the FMA (Salesian Sisters) missions; adoptions at a distance; formative courses and gatherings; information on promoting human rights in conjunction with the United Nations’ programmes…”

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Vie Montante International 
www.mcr.asso.fr
vminternationale@gmail.com

“The Vie Montante (Life Ascending) experience began in Paris in the 1950s when groups of elderly Christians began to meet with André d’Humières. It was founded as an association in 1962 thanks to the support of Monsignor Stanislas Courbe, the auxiliary Bishop of Paris and the first Secretary General of French Catholic Action. It soon spread from France to Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and a number of African countries. In 1985, under the advocacy of René Tardy and the encouragement of the then President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Cardinal Eduardo Francisco Pironio, ‘Vie Montante International’ was founded in Rome, to expand the association to every continent. VMI has the support of the Latin American Episcopal Council, with which it coordinates its work in South America. It is recognised by the Holy See as a Catholic International Organisation and as an NGO has consultative status with Ecosoc. On 25 March 1996, the Pontifical Council for the Laity decreed recognition of Vie Montante Internationale as an international association of the faithful of Pontifical Right…”

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VIVAT International
www.vivatinternational.org
viny@vivatinternational.org

“The name VIVAT is derived from the Latin verb ‘VIVERE’ meaning ‘to LIVE’ and expresses the deep wish for all that exists: ‘may s/he live, may all persons live, may all creation live’.  Sharing a vision of the world and of every human being as created in goodness and dignity, and believing, defending and proactively supporting the equality in rights and in dignity of all individuals, peoples and cultures, VIVAT’s presence at UN envisages attaining a world of equality, justice, reconciliation, peace and care of the environment. VIVAT engages in a two-fold mission of working at the grass-roots as well as doing advocacy work at the United Nations. The mission of VIVAT is realized in the following way: work with persons and groups who live in poverty of any kind, and share in their efforts for a restoration and preservation of well-being, dignity, and freedom; promote human rights, promote sustainable development, understanding and harmony between peoples, cultures, classes, religions and beliefs; strive towards the creation of a world society and local communities that encourage the inclusion and participation of all;  work for ecological sustainability, the protection of biodiversity, and the preservation of the richness of the planet for future generations…”

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World Catholic Education Alumni Organization
www.omaec.info
secretariogeneral@omaec.info

“OMAEC is an international non-profit organization to gather associations and organizations of former pupils of Catholic Education. Created nearly 50 years ago, this organization has adapted throughout its history to new social contexts, with the desire to pursue the objectives set out in its articles. OMAEC is the force of 150 million men and women, educated in Catholic schools numbering over 300,000 worldwide. For more than a century it has run  very active local Associations of Former Students, in the mutual aid and support of Catholic schools, giving Christian witness. In 1960, Pope John XXIII asked alumni of Catholic schools scattered throughout the world that are grouped to coordinate their action. After preparatory work, the World Organization of Former Students of Catholic Education, was established – OMAEC. The OMAEC is attached to the Vatican Secretariat of State, through the Pontifical Institute Pius IX, and is a Public Association of the Faithful (Public Law). The OMAEC has 2 priority objectives: The education of man in Christian values and the promotion of man and his dignity. The OMAEC is active in various international fora; is accredited and maintains official relations: UNESCO based in Paris, ONU (ECOSOC-Economic and Social Council) based in New York, OIT (based in Geneva), UNICEF (based in Geneva), FAO (based in Roma), COUNCIL OF EUROPE (Strasbourg), represented by UNAEC – Europa…”

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World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations
www.fiamc.org
fiamc.va@virgilio.it

“On the 5th of November 1966, in Manila (Philippines), during the XI International Congress of the Catholic Doctors, the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC) was founded, resulting from the relevant Proceedings of the Constituent Assembly, signed by Professors Luigi Gedda and Mariano Alimurung (cfr. Annex 1 to the present Statute). FIAMC is a public international association of the faithful, with legal status, according to canons 298-320 and 327-329 of the Code of Canon Law. It is open to Catholic medical associations from all countries. The first aim of FIAMC is to promote an image of the doctor and a medical practice centered on the dignity of the human person, the defence of every human life and the promotion of health, according to the values and meanings of Christian anthropology, as it is proposed by the Magisterium of the Church…”

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World Movement of Christian Workers (MMTC)
www.mmtc-infor.com
mmtc@skynet.be

“The WMCW was set up in 1966. Today, it brings together more than 50 affiliated organizations from four continents. Its member organizations promote the interests of all those who rely upon their work or for their income, whether formally or informally. The WMCW is a movement of formation through action. The member movements are committed to raising awareness through permanent education. Their objective is to create solidarity and encourage their members to take an active part in the commitment to social change. That is, a comprehensive education, one aimed at commitment and concerning all aspects of life. The WMCW brings together national and regional organizations. It promotes a mutual exchange and collaboration. It thus offers an international forum where they can exchange and share their experiences and analyses. In our globalised world, important decisions are more and more taken at the international level. Workers demands often go beyond the boundaries of their workplaces even their countries. That is why the WMCW defends the claims of its member organizations at the international level. And whenever it is possible, it does it through a collective action, working hand in hand with other organizations. Indeed, the movement seeks to globalize solidarity! As a Non-governmental organization (NGO), the WMCW has a consultative status to some United Nations Organizations (International Labour Office, UNESCO, ECOSOC)…”

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World Union of Catholic Teachers UMEC – WUCT
www.wuct-umec.info
umec@org.va

“WUCT-UMEC is an organisation that grew out of the post 1945 war as a desire for international cooperation to protect the rights of Catholic teachers across the world. Its first statutes provided a clear indication of its status: ‘WUCT-UMEC is an international confederation of associations of the faithful, with private juridical personality according to canons 298-311 and 321-329 of the Code of Canon Law’… In effect, WUCT-UMEC has held an important central role in disseminating the Church’s view on the purpose of Catholic Education since its formation in 1951. A charter for Catholic teachers across the world has been agreed upon as well as developing a close working relationship with the Vatican and its member associations. WUCT-UMEC has a history of working together to improve conditions for Catholic teachers around the world. However, since its inception, times have changed and the needs of Catholic teachers are now different from what they were in those early days. Although there is still a need to provide protection for all who work in Catholic Schools, to enable them to promote without fear the value of such an education, WUCT-UMEC , must move with the times and look at the way it is structured and the services it provides, not only to Catholic teachers, but also to all staff who work in Catholic schools…” 

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World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO UMOFC)
www.wucwo.org
info@wucwo.org

“The World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO) was founded in 1910 and now represents 100 Catholic women’s organisations worldwide, active in 66 countries including all continents and some island states, representing more than eight (8) million Catholic women of every walk of life. WUCWO’s aim is to promote the presence, participation and co-responsibility of Catholic women in society and the Church, in order to enable them to fulfill their mission of evangelisation and to work for human development, particularly in increasing educational opportunities, poverty reduction and the advancement of human rights beginning with the fundamental right to life…”

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World Youth Alliance
www.wya.net
wya@wya.net

“The World Youth Alliance works to understand and speak about the idea of the human person. We work with young people around the world to build a culture that supports and nurtures the dignity of each human person. Our work can be divided into three program areas: Advocacy, Education and Culture. The mission of the World Youth Alliance is to promote the dignity of the person by building a global coalition of young people able to articulate, defend and live the dignity of the person in their lives and influence the communities and world in which they live. The vision of the World Youth Alliance is for a world in which the dignity of the person is the foundation for policy and program implementation; in which we understand that progress entails a commitment to the dignity of each human person and the adoption of person-centered solutions. The World Youth Alliance participates directly at the United Nations, European Union, and Organization of American States…”

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