High Level Meetings and Events
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Caritas and High Level Meetings and Events
Caritas delegations regularly represent the one million voices of the Caritas confederation at important high level international meetings and events. These include the United Nations General Assembly, the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, the G8, the World Economic Forum, the World Social Forum, the Global Forum on Migration and Development and the Global Committee on Food Security.
Caritas advocates for fair, ambitious and legally binding conventions, which will benefit the poor and protect our shared world. Its delegates and members take to the streets and host side meetings to spread their vision that a world without hunger and poverty is not a utopian dream.
Caritas and high level meetings and events
One of the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul was an agreement to increase funding to local organisations better placed to help people in need.
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.
At the International Conference on Financing for Development we need to see a separate strong follow up mechanism that will continue to address the difficult systemic issues in the global economy.