Advocacy

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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High-Level Dialogue on Diagnosis and Treatment of Paediatric HIV

High-Level Dialogue on Diagnosis and Treatment of Paediatric HIV

Cardinal Peter Turkson will convene a dialogue on Diagnosis and Treatment of Paediatric HIV on 6-7 December 2018. The event will take place at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the Vatican. The Cardinal, who is Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, will address CEOs of pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies. The ...

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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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Climate finance is failing the most vulnerable, says new Caritas report from Oceania

Climate finance is failing the most vulnerable, says new Caritas report from Oceania

“Woefully inadequate” is how a new report from Caritas assesses the state of global funds reaching the most vulnerable people affected by climate change in the Pacific region. Despite large sums pledged at high-level international meetings, those most harmed are still being left behind. “Climate change is here and now,” points out Caritas Aotearoa New ...

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Share the journey meal with refugees in Syria: challenges and rewards

Share the journey meal with refugees in Syria: challenges and rewards

Blog by Sandra Awad, communications officer for Caritas Syria Caritas Internationalis recently invited us to organise an “encounter meal” in a community with migrants and/or refugees. It would be part of the Share the Journey campaign which was launched by Pope Francis in 2017 and is focused on providing spaces and opportunities to bring migrants/refugees ...

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