April 11, 2016

A roadmap for the future of children with HIV

By |11 April 2016|

Massive progress has been made in relation to diagnosis and treatment of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, since the early 1980s. In 2015, UNAIDS announced we reached the milestone of getting 15 million people on anti-retroviral treatment.
  • Epiphanie and Josiane in northern Rwanda are both HIV positive, but thanks to prophylaxis treatment provided through the AIDSRelief consortium, their children are virus-free. Photo by Helen Blakesley/CRS.
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    Faith-based organisations coming to Rome to plan roadmap for children living with HIV

Faith-based organisations coming to Rome to plan roadmap for children living with HIV

By |6 April 2016|

Caritas has invited faith-based groups to Rome to lay the groundwork for a roadmap for their greater engagement in diagnosing and treating children living with HIV.

February 10, 2016

Caritas promotes manual to eradicate extreme poverty

By |10 February 2016|

Caritas Internationalis supports and will promote for use among its member organisations the "Making Human Rights Work for People Living in Extreme Poverty: a Handbook for Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights”.

September 30, 2015

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    Pope’s historic visit to the United States reinforces global need to end HIV/AIDS in children

Pope’s historic visit to the United States reinforces global need to end HIV/AIDS in children

By |30 September 2015|

Remarks by Pope Francis curiously coincided with the precipitous and remarkable decision by a USA-based pharmaceutical company to raise - by over 5,000% - the price of a 62-year-old medication used by persons living with HIV.

Food, war and Caritas at EXPO 2015

By |29 September 2015|

Caritas wants you to think about food: where it comes from, how to make sure everyone’s got enough and of the right quality, its ability to bring us together and its essential role everyone’s lives.
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    How Pope Francis touched us with his words to the United Nations

How Pope Francis touched us with his words to the United Nations

By |29 September 2015|

Pope Francis throws open a challenge to leaders of states and governments to go beyond making the UN a mere chatter house and to not fall into ‘a declarational nominalism’, where the fashion is to always make declarations ‘without teeth’.
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    Pope Francis calls us to transform our world at the United Nations

Pope Francis calls us to transform our world at the United Nations

By |25 September 2015|

Pope Francis’ address to the United Nations this morning was an invitation to us all to change the way in which we see this world.
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    Catholic organisations launch dialogue at the UN to influence upcoming climate negotiations

Catholic organisations launch dialogue at the UN to influence upcoming climate negotiations

By |22 September 2015|

Caritas Internationalis and CIDSE have organised a high-level dialogue at the United Nations to make sure the faith voice rings out strong and clear in the run-up to the Paris COP21 climate summit in November.
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    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS): Frequently Asked Questions

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS): Frequently Asked Questions

By |21 September 2015|

The SDGs move beyond the Millennium Development Goals which were targets to improve global development between 2000 and 2015.

Caritas Cuba awaits Pope Francis visit

By |19 September 2015|

Maritza Sanchez, national director of Caritas Cuba, reflects on what Pope Francis's visit to the island means for the faithful.

India’s poor await the Sustainable Development Goals

By |16 September 2015|

India’s economy is said to have doubled since 2008, but the growing disparity between the poor and the rich is still appalling. India is still a home to one third of the world’s poor people.

The poor must be at the heart of the future of development

By |15 September 2015|

Caritas is calling for the world to put the poor first and ensure the safe future of the planet by uniting behind the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals which promise to end extreme poverty, tackle inequality and take action on climate change by 2030.

The importance of the Sustainable Development Goals

By |15 September 2015|

Towards the end of September, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be adopted by member states at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. These goals will set the tone and direction for development and aid over the next 15 years.

July 22, 2015

Pope Francis promotes HIV/AIDS treatment

By |22 July 2015|

When words of greeting, encouragement, and prayerful solidarity were read out from Pope Francis, strong applause was heard among the six thousand participants in the Opening Session of the International AIDS Society’s 8th Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

Financing for Development: ambition was lacking

By |16 July 2015|

The Addis Ababa Conference should indicate countries' levels of political will to define "their transformative agenda" in order to eradicate poverty and tackle climate change challenges. Unfortunately, it rather revealed the predominance of short-term national interests and unconditional recourse to an unsupervised private sector.

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