Caritas Internationalis (CI)
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1950 Rome Italy
Founded 1950, Rome (Italy), as International Caritas Conference (ICC), to respond to the need for a high-level global umbrella organization for the various national Catholic humanitarian assistance, social service and development organizations worldwide, many of which use the name "Caritas". Incorporated the already existing 'Caritas Internationalis' based in Lucerne (Switzerland). Statutes were approved and adopted on an "ad experimentum" basis in Sep 1950. Constitutional Assembly took place 12-14 Dec 1951, Rome, and was attended by delegates from national organizations in 13 countries. Current name adopted 4 Nov 1954. Acronym "CI" in official use since Feb 1957. Full title: Caritas Internationalis - International Confederation of Catholic Organizations for Charitable and Social Action - Confédération internationale d'organismes catholiques d'action charitable et sociale - Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Católicas de Acción Caritativa y Social.
Stimulate and aid national Caritas organizations to facilitate assistance, advancement and integral development of the most underprivileged, by means of active charity in keeping with the teaching and tradition of the Catholic Church.
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General Assembly (every 4 years), always in Rome (Italy); Executive Committee (meets at least annually); Bureau (meets at least twice a year); General Secretariat. Commissions (2): Legal Affairs; Finance. Groups (2): Humanitarian Assistance; Theology. Headquarters located at the Vatican City (Vatican). Regional Conferences (7): Africa; MONA (Middle East/North Africa); North America; Latin America and Caribbean; Asia; Oceania; Europe. Regional Commissions, each with a President and Zone Coordinators, including: E-XE0459 - Caritas Internationalis - Africa Region; E-XE1590 - Caritas Europa. Working Groups at international level (4). Divisions / teams (4): Management and Coordination; Emergency and Humanitarian Response; Building Sustainable Peace; Integral Human Development. Departments (4): International Cooperation; Global Issues; Communications, including Documentation Centre; Finance. International Delegates: Council of Europe - Strasbourg (France); FAO/WFP - Rome; OSCE; OUA/ECA - Addis Ababa (Ethiopia); UNESCO - Paris (France); United Nations - Geneva (Switzerland); United Nations - New York NY (USA); United Nations - Vienna (Austria).
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