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1948-2018: marking 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1948-2018: marking 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948 was a significant moment in history. It resulted from the experience of two world wars that horrified the planet. The influence of the Universal Declaration has been substantial over the past seven decades. It has promoted respect for human rights and the ...

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Cardinal Tagle’s message on the UN Global Compact for Migration

Cardinal Tagle’s message on the UN Global Compact for Migration

United Nations members states adopted the Global Compact for Migration at a summit in Marrakesh on 10th December. Over 160 nations signed up to the first ever international pact to promote “safe, orderly and regular” migration. Caritas Internationalis commends all those governments who signed up to the pact. It emphasises that all migrants need access ...

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Caritas Global Fund Taskforce Meeting

Caritas Global Fund Taskforce Meeting

The members of the Caritas Internationalis Task Force on The Global Fund and representatives of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria will meet 11-13 December. The meeting in Geneva is to deepen their partnership in combating diseases among the world’s poorest communities. The meeting will also allow taskforce members to reinforce their ...

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Young Catholics’ commitment at COP 24 boosts hope for climate justice and human rights

Young Catholics’ commitment at COP 24 boosts hope for climate justice and human rights

The COP 24 climate change talks continue in Katowice, Poland, until 14 December. Major global Catholic institutions recently convened an international gathering of Catholic activists at the COP event. The gathering explored personal stories from the front lines of the climate crisis and brought out a Catholic response from participants. Caritas Internationalis and the Archdiocese ...

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Green technology innovations from Caritas Denmark lifting people out of poverty

Green technology innovations from Caritas Denmark lifting people out of poverty

Caritas is working on several innovations to help bring environmentally-friendly, transparent, good-practice relief assistance to communities around the globe. While world leaders are discussing climate change at the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland (December 2-14) Caritas Denmark is pioneering several green-technology projects: a new solar-powered water purifier a solar-powered cooker plans to map ...

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“A cry to the world”: Cardinal Tagle visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

“A cry to the world”: Cardinal Tagle visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Standing in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said, “This camp is a cry to the whole world for a better politics based on compassion and solidarity.” The Caritas Internationalis president visited Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh 3-4 December. He saw how Caritas is helping provide vital shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, living ...

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Crunch UN climate change talks must deliver plan to save planet

Crunch UN climate change talks must deliver plan to save planet

Upcoming UN climate change talks in Poland this December will have to curb climate change for the coming decade and tackle its devastating effects on human life, ecosystems, food and water security, warns Caritas. The cost of increased disasters and hazards is now unbearable for communities already facing poverty. Watch this video to see examples ...

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Interfaith partnership helps displaced families in Syria

Interfaith partnership helps displaced families in Syria

The civil war in Syria forced Maram and her family to flee without any possessions. Five years later they’re still homeless and yet to return. Security has improved in the capital, Damascus, and the family’s hometown in the adjoining villages in the Ghouta countryside, but the humanitarian situation remains critical. Winter is on its way ...

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Austrian decision not to sign migration framework ‘harmful’ says Caritas

Austrian decision not to sign migration framework ‘harmful’ says Caritas

Caritas Internationalis says the Austrian decision to pull out of the UN Global Compact on safe, orderly and regular migration risks destabilizing international efforts at providing coordination in protecting the lives of migrants and refugees. It comes after the USA and Hungary pulled out. The Global Compact on Migration offers a framework to governments to ...

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