World Catholic Association for Communication (SIGNIS)

Association catholique mondiale pour la communication
Asociación Católica Mundial para la Comunicación

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History

Nov 2001, Rome (Italy), by merger of Unda, International Catholic Association for Radio and Television, founded 19 June 1928, Cologne (Germany) as 'International Catholic Bureau for Broadcasting -- Bureau catholique international de radiodiffusion', and International Catholic Organization for Cinema and Audiovisual (OCIC), founded 1928, The Hague (Netherlands). Officially recognized as an International Association of the Faithful by the Holy See thorough approval of its Canonical Statutes, 24 Oct 2014.

Aims

Engage with media professionals and support Catholic communicators; transform cultures in the light of the Gospel by promoting human dignity, justice and reconciliation.

Future Events

Past Events(1)

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Activities

Advocacy/lobbying/activism; capacity building; awards/prizes/competitions; projects/programmes; training/education; events/meetings.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Consultative Status); Council of Europe (CE) (Participatory Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 32 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 147 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Internet
  • Communication
    • Communication
    • Media
  • Theology
    • Catholicism

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

UIA Org ID

B0012

Last News Received

2018
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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