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Our goals

Our goals
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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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Why Geneva?

Why Geneva?
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Geneva is the seat of some of the most important organs and specialized agencies of the United Nations. It is one of the most important centres of multilateral diplomacy in the world and hosts some 2500 conferences every year, making it an essential place for major international public debate.

It is in Geneva that critical elements of a large part of current international culture and future international law are shaped.

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Catholic presence at the UN

A catholic presence at the UN
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A Catholic presence is ensured by the Holy See, an Observer State at the United Nations and a member of some of the UN agencies: the Sovereign Order of Malta, Permanent Observer at the United Nations and over 30 Catholic NGOs. They represent and articulate the Catholic tradition and its values.

This participation in multilateral diplomacy enables the Catholic community, in a unique and universal manner, to uphold the dignity of every person and to practice solidarity with the human family. It represents a real and important contribution, which has a constructive impact.

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