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  • Title: Home - International Catholic Center of Geneva - Services to NGOs | Training | Reflexion & Awareness
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. Who we are.. Background and history.. Board secretariat.. Members.. Activities.. Services to NGOs.. UPR Platform.. Seminar on the right to education.. Training.. EXCHANGE AND AWARENESS-RAISING.. Consultations.. Archives.. Partners.. Contact.. Internship at CCIG.. UPR PLATFORM.. INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC CENTER OF GENEVA.. Services to NGOs | Training | Reflexion & Sensitization.. Start visit.. UPCOMING EVENTS.. Human Rights Council Organizational Session.. December.. 8.. From: 08-12-2014 To: 08-12-2014.. Palais des Nations.. Room XX.. MORE INFO.. LATEST NEWS.. VIEW ALL.. Children in street situation in Madagascar: CCIG supports its members during UPR-info pre-session.. By.. CCIG.. On.. October 20, 2014.. Posted In.. News.. On the occasion of last UPR-info pre-sessions, held in Geneva from October 6 to 9, 2014, CCIG supported its members taking the floor on Madagascar, which will be reviewed at the 20th session of the UPR Working Group (27 October – 7 November 2014).. In preparation for the upcoming UPR session, Ms.. Pascale Lemaire-Toquec, International [ ].. CONTINUE READING.. Focus on CCIG Training Activities: Strengthen the advocacy capacity of civil society  ...   2014 Edition – CCIG and UNESCO Etxea’s Training Program on the UN System for Human Rights.. A new edition of the training session on United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms, co-organized by the International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG) and UNESCO ETXEA , took place from the 22nd to the 26th of September 2014 and was attended by representatives of NGOs from the Basque country.. This training was the fourth in a [ ].. Civil Society to Shine Light on Today’s Economic Challenges Facing Youth – CCIG BRIEFING.. June 14, 2014.. A lunchtime briefing titled “From Informal Employment to Formal Working Conditions: The Impact on Youth” was held on June 4, 2014 at the Centre International de Conférences de Genève in conjunction with the 103rd Session of the International Labour Conference.. The International Catholic Center of Geneva, the International Coordination of Young Christians Workers, Kolping International/German [ ].. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BIMONTHLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER HERE!.. Email Address.. *.. First Name.. Last Name.. * = required field.. Website by.. Brandlift.. ch..

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  • Title: Who we are - International Catholic Center of Geneva
    Descriptive info: Links.. CCIG Statuts de l'Association 2013.. pdf.. EN CCIG 2013-2017 Strategy and Action Plan.. Previous newsletters.. Bulletin du CCIG No 28.. septembre 2012.. Bulletin du CCIG No 27.. février 2012.. Bulletin du CCIG No 26.. novembre 2011.. Bulletin du CCIG No 25.. juillet 2011.. Bulletin du CCIG No 24.. avril 2011.. Bulletin du CCIG No 23.. decembre 2010.. Bulletin du CCIG No 22.. june 2010.. Edition Spéciale-Domestic Workers.. Bulletin du CCIG No 21.. avril 2010.. Bulletin du CCIG No 20.. janvier 2010.. A CHRISTIAN.. AND INTERNATIONAL.. COMMITMENT.. The International Catholic Centre of Geneva was created in 1950 to embody the true solidarity of all Christians with the entire human family in the  ...   every human being and for the common good of all.. Our Objectives.. CCIG wishes to be the catalyst for NGO commitment, in particular Catholic inspired NGOs, within the United Nations System.. The main objective is to make the best and most effective use of ECOSOC Consultative Status.. «.. The joy, the hope, the distress and also the anguish of human beings today and in particular of the poor, of those who suffer, are also the joys, hopes and anguish of Christ’s disciples so that anything human is bound to echo in.. our hearts.. ».. The Pastoral Constitution of the Church in the Modern World.. (Gaudium et Spes, No 1, 1965).. Board Secretariat..

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  • Title: Background and history - International Catholic Center of Geneva
    Descriptive info: A center at the very heart of International Geneva.. Working with international organisations which deal with the most crucial issues affecting the future of mankind, CCIG helps Non-Governmental Organisations to become more efficient in their daily work and in their advocacy efforts.. CCIG can contribute to the capacity building of NGOs so they can benefit fully from the tools that the UN System puts at the disposal of local actors to improve the lives of the most vulnerable groups of society.. In 1950 the “International Information Center” was created by the initiative of seven lay persons, the majority being members of International Catholic Organizations (ICOs).. The Geneva Center thus was in service to ICOs and, in exchange, the Conference of International Catholic Organizations financially contributed essential funds.. This funding had over time diminished.. As the Center had to find other financial sources and to diversify its activities, it appeared necessary to elaborate new statutes for the establishment of an association under the Swiss law.. These statutes were submitted in 1992 under the title “INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC CENTER OF GENEVA” (CCIG).. At the same time, a protocol had been drafted with the ICO Conference to establish cooperative links between the two entities.. The progressive  ...   to demands while bridging the gap between international institutions and civil society organizations.. Why Geneva.. Geneva’s association with peace and global discussion goes without saying; much of Geneva’s history and culture springs from its role as an international headquarters for multilateral organizations; a mission which started in the aftermath of World War I and the creation of the now defunct League of Nations.. Acting as an international platform, regularly chosen as the meeting place for sensitive negotiations, Geneva accommodates many different organizations with three main focuses: humanitarian aid, multilateral trade, and human rights.. In addition of hosting the headquarters of the UN High Commissioner for refugees, the International Labor Organization or the World Health Organization, Geneva is the seat of the UN Human Rights Council.. This Swiss city, located on the shores of Lake Geneva, therefore plays a crucial role in the maintenance of peace and security, but also meteorology, intellectual property, nuclear energy, health, telecommunications and labor.. Diplomats and international staff in Geneva total over 30,000 persons, not including the approximately 2,400 employees of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).. Geneva and New York, the two headquarters of the United Nations, are the two most important centers of international discussion and cooperation in the world..

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  • Title: Board & secretariat - International Catholic Center of Geneva
    Descriptive info: Former Board members.. Annemarie MAYER.. Richard WERLY.. Jean-Benoit CHARRIN.. President.. Laurence Kwark.. Vice-President.. Félix Wertli.. Member.. Brian Bond.. Louis CHRISTIAENS, S.. J.. Larry KOHLER.. Jean-Claude HUOT.. Secretary.. Adrien FOHRER.. Guillermo KERBER.. Treasurer.. Maria D ONOFRIO.. Secretary General..

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  • Title: Members - International Catholic Center of Geneva
    Descriptive info: CCIG is a non-profit organization regulated by the requirements of Article 60 and following of the Swiss Civil Code.. CCIG membership is open to organizations and individual members.. Below is the list of our members.. If you wish to become a member of CCIG, please.. contact us.. Organization Members of CCIG.. Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII (APG23).. APG23 is an International Lay Association of Pontifical Right accredited with Special Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council.. It is present in 25 countries on five continents.. Its members share life directly with the poor and disadvantaged and are committed to removing the root causes of poverty and exclusion and to being the voice of the voiceless through nonviolent actions and means.. APG23 is committed to promoting the so called “society of Gratuitousness”, a society that is based on the awareness that everything is a gift from God, a society that is based on the values of being, sharing and relating.. The Association runs 500 welcoming structures, carries out awareness raising campaigns, micro-credit schemes, services for disabled people, Roma and Sinti, the homeless, the prisoners, the migrants, the elderly, people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, mothers in trouble and women forced into prostitution.. Association Internationale des Charités (AIC).. AIC is a network of 53 national associations, which brings together Christian volunteers, mainly women, to fight against poverty at a local level.. Through local initiatives adapted to each country, they work alongside people to give confidence back to the most marginalized, especially women and their children.. The objective is twofold: to make people who are living in poverty self-sufficient and agents of their own destiny to involve the authorities in the fight against various forms of poverty.. Association Points-Coeur.. Heart’s Home is an international Catholic non-profit organization founded in 1990 that works to promote a culture of compassion around the world through a range of charitable and cultural efforts.. It is global network of volunteers who assist and form deep personal bonds with troubled, disadvantaged and socially isolated individuals in some of the world’s most desperate areas.. Fracarita International (Brothers of Charity).. Fracarita International is the international NGO for development cooperation of the Congregation.. The Brothers of Charity manage or support more than 100 services in 19 low- or middle-income countries in the field of mental health care, special education and care for persons with a disability.. In many of those places, the Brothers and their lay co-workers are carrying out real pioneering work, especially in mental health care.. Fracarita International has a special consultative status in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.. www.. brothersofcharity.. org.. Caritas Internationalis.. Caritas Internationalis is a global confederation of 164 Catholic organizations working in humanitarian emergencies and international development.. Caritas has a permanent presence in most of the world’s countries.. Inspired by Christian faith and gospel values, we work with the poor, vulnerable and the excluded, regardless of race or religion.. Caritas Internationalis has its headquarters in Rome, from where it coordinates the confederation’s response to major humanitarian emergencies, formulates policy and advocates for a better world based on justice and compassion.. We also have offices in New York and Geneva representing the Caritas confederation at the United Nations and working with other international institutions.. The Caritas confederation is made up of seven regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa (MONA), North America, and Oceania.. Compagnie des Filles de la Charité de Saint Vincent de Paul.. The Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul was founded in Paris in the 17th century to respond to numerous needs of the time: abandoned children, nurseries, education for boys and girls, medical care at home and at hospitals (Paris Public Assistance), assistance on battlefields and in service to laborers, prisoners.. Through the centuries, the organization has expanded to 5 continents, in 94 countries.. The dignity of the person is always first in their efforts for children, youth and adults to help them grow and realize their full potential.. Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepher.. d.. The mission of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity and of the Good Shepherd NGO Representative(s) in Geneva is to amplify Good Shepherd voice in support of Human Rights implementation.. The rights of women and girls are of special concern according to the congregational direction statement.. The NGO Representative(s) participate in sessions of the Human Rights Council (HRC), Universal Periodic Review (UPR); Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC); other UN Conferences, reporting on human rights violations related to women, girls and children who are trafficked, forced to migrate and living in abject poverty.. Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers).. Dominicans for Justice and  ...   death penalty and convince them to act.. International Volunteerism Organisation for Women, Education and Development.. VIDES International is an international NGO in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, which is present in 41 countries worldwide.. It was founded in 1987 to promote volunteer service at the local and international levels for ensuring human rights of vulnerable groups, especially children and women.. Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice.. IIMA is an international NGO in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.. IIMA is present in 94 countries where it provides education to children and youth, particularly the most disadvantaged and vulnerable.. At UN level, IIMA works in Geneva and in New York to promote and protect the right to education for all.. Marist International Solidarity Foundation (FMSI).. Marist International Solidarity Foundation is an NGO in consultative status with UN ECOSOC and it has a special focus on promoting and protecting the rights of children.. This Organisation was established in 2007 in Italy as a Not-for-Profit Organisation with a Social Purpose (FMSI-ONLUS) and has a presence in nearly eighty countries.. Mouvement International d’Apostolat des Milieux Sociaux Indépendants (MIAMSI).. A community of Church movements that brings together people with professional, economic, social, political and cultural responsibilities in the world.. This way, they commit themselves to the transformation of their own minds and the social structures in accordance with the Gospel, to which they refer.. The movement fosters, among the teams and in overall society, a pluralism based on the acceptance of differences and the mutual individual and collective questioning process.. Teresian Association.. The Teresian Association was founded by St.. Pedro Poveda in Covadonga, Spain in 1911.. As an international association of the faithful, it is a member of the Pontifical Council of the Laity.. It is present in thirty countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.. Its mission is the transformation of society through education and in its commitment to justice and faith.. Inspired in the values of the Gospel, members live this call in their professions, in their families and in their social milieu.. They are present in schools and universities, pastoral and social work, mass media, health care, in management and in research.. Pax Romana International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs (ICMICA).. ICMICA-Pax Romana is a global network of Catholic leaders from currently 54 countries around the world.. Its aim is creating a worldwide network of intellectuals and professionals committed to reflection and social action.. Since 1949, Pax Romana has served as an effective voice for justice, peace, and human rights at the United Nations and other inter-governmental organizations as an NGO in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.. Réseau Crescendo.. Crescendo is a network of Catholic-inspired NGOs and of Congre gations working through, for and with older persons in order to realize a more human and Christian society for all ages.. It facilitates exchanges, training and support to create interactive links among organizations with different expertise in order to promote integral development of the person in all phases of his/her life.. Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN).. SIMN’s mission is to promote the dignity and the rights of migrants, refugees, seafarers and itinerants worldwide.. We work together as one international network to promote a global culture of dignity, justice, hospitality and peaceful coexistence for all.. SIMN fulfills its mission by promoting social, economic, legal, cultural and religious services to migrants, refugees, internally displaced people, seafarers and itinerants.. In addition, SIMN supports non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in the field of human mobility under the guidance of Scalabrinian lay people and volunteers, and promotes solidarity with people and organizations committed against every form of racism and/or discrimination.. Société de Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP).. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, also known as Conferences of Saint Vincent de Paul, was founded in Paris in 1833 by Frédéric Ozanam and a group of young laymen.. It is a Catholic voluntary organization of lay men and women dedicated to providing personal help to people in any kind of need.. Our work is based on direct, one-to-one interaction with people in need, no matter what their origin or belief.. As a Catholic lay organization, SSVP embraces the world in a network of charity, serving Christ in the suffering, poor or marginalized, bringing them love and respect, aid and development, hope and joy, in a more just society.. Individual Members.. Ursula BARTER-HEMMERICH.. Nathalie CANDOLFI.. Jean-Benoit CHARRIN.. Pr.. Louis CHRISTIAENS.. Muriel DELAYE.. Jean-Baptiste DE WECK.. Hélène DURAND-BALLIVET.. Yves EMBERGER.. Christiane ESCHER.. Ricardo ESPINOSA.. Adrian FORHER.. Christine von GARNIER.. Simone GEBS.. Jean GROB.. Daniel HOSTETTLER.. Jean-Claude HUOT.. P.. Joseph JOBLIN.. Guillermo KERBER.. Larry KOHLER.. Cinzia LABATE-CHAPATTE.. Claude MAILLARD.. Fred MARTINACHE.. François MEMBREZ.. Jean-Claude PETIT.. Odile ROULLET.. Marc SAVARY.. Pierre SCHMIDT.. Marcellino Ha-Eun SEONG.. Budi TJAHJONO.. Michel VEUTHEY.. Fernand VINCENT..

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  • Title: Activities - International Catholic Center of Geneva
    Descriptive info: SERVICES TO NGOs.. CCIG works on information exchange and on promoting best practices to foster NGO expertise in their relationship with international organizations through networking.. TRAINING.. CCIG offers its partners training sessions and seminars on Human Rights Mechanisms within the framework of the UN system.. EXCHANGE AWARNESS-RAISING.. CCIG encourages reflection and sharing of experience through meetings aimed at evaluating new perspectives and sensitizing public opinion on international challenges towards human dignity..

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  • Title: Services to NGOs - International Catholic Center of Geneva
    Descriptive info: Activities are aimed at developing the expertise of NGOs in their work with the UN and improving their networking with various partners.. The goal is to allow NGOs to realize their contributions more punctually and efficiently, in addition to improving the civil society involvement at the local level.. These activities consist of information exchange and know-how among NGOs, as well as the organization of meetings with OHCHR officers, UN experts and other NGOs..

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  • Title: UPR Platform - International Catholic Center of Geneva
    Descriptive info: English.. Français.. The UPR Platform is a space for dialogue and discussion between NGOs working with the Universal Periodic Review.. This platform, launched by CCIG, aims to promote the joint work of NGOs through providing them with practical tools and logistical support to improve their contribution within the frame of this specific mechanism established by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC).. The UPR, as conceived by the HRC, recognizes the significant role of NGOs in monitoring commitments made by Member States during the review.. The second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review, which has just begun, is expected to strengthen the contribution of NGOs in order to ensure the effectiveness of future UPR cycles.. Read more.. Plateforme EPU.. La Plateforme EPU constitue un espace de concertation pour les ONG impliquées dans le mécanisme de l’Examen Périodique Universel.. Le but de cette initiative lancée par le CCIG est de favoriser un travail collectif des ONG en leur donnant un soutien logistique et des outils pratiques pour renforcer leur action dans le cadre de ce mécanisme du Conseil des Droits de l’Homme (CDH).. L’EPU, tel que conçu par le CDH, reconnaît le rôle prioritaire des ONG en tant que moniteurs des engagements pris par les Etats lors de la révision.. Le deuxième cycle du mécanisme de l’EPU qui vient de commencer devrait stimuler la contribution des ONG pour assurer que le EPU accroisse son effectivité dans les prochains cycles de révision.. En savoir plus.. UPR Platform Organizations.. Several NGOs participate in CCIG’s UPR Platform in order to enhance their collaborations and joint efforts within the UPR process.. Association Papa Giovanni XXII (AP23).. Catholic International Education Office (OIEC).. Company of the Daughters of Charity of St.. Vincent de Paul.. Congregation of our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd.. Fondation Apprentis D’Auteuil.. Edmund Rice International (ERI).. Good Neighbors International (GNI).. International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Development, Education (VIDES International).. Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice – Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco (IIMA).. Pax Romana.. Vivat International.. Relevant Initiatives.. Meeting of the UPR Platform members with the OHCHR.. OHCHR Meeting Report.. Training Initiatives.. Joint UPR Submissions and Oral Statements.. Within the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) stakeholders, such as Civil Society organizations, can submit joint reports to the OHCHR on a particular State under review in order to address a common human rights concern.. Joint submissions allow NGOs to work together in the UPR process.. Afterwards, on the occasion of the adoption of the report of the UPR Working Group (WG), NGOs are allowed to deliver oral statements under Item 6 of the Human Rights Council (HRC) – Consideration of UPR Reports.. Country.. UPR Session.. NGO Coalition.. UPR Submission.. Oral Statement.. Kenya.. 21st session (January-February 2015).. Edmund Rice International (ERI), Pax Romana, Franciscans International with local members.. N/A.. Kiribati.. Edmund Rice International, Franciscans International, Commission  ...   Oct – 1 Nov.. 2013.. Catholic International Education Office, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Franciscans International, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International.. Mexico.. Canada.. 16th Session.. 22 Apr – 3 May.. Burundi.. 15th Session.. 21 Jan– 1 Feb.. Franciscans International, The Daughters of Charity.. Romania.. 21 Jan – 1 Feb.. AP23, Association Points-Cœur, COATNET, Franciscans International.. Argentina.. 14th Session.. 22 Oct – 5 Nov.. 2012.. Association Points-Cœur, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd.. Pakistan.. Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Franciscans International, Marist International Solidarity Foundation, VIVAT International.. Peru.. Association Points-Cœur, Edmund Rice International, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, Marist International Solidarity Foundation, The Daughters of Charity, VIDES International.. Republic of Korea.. 22 Oct – 5 Nov.. Good Neighbors International, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International.. Sri Lanka.. Franciscans International, Marist International Solidarity Foundation.. Switzerland.. Association Points-Cœur, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International.. Zambia.. Edmund Rice International, Franciscans International, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, VIDES International.. General Debate.. The adoption of the UPR Working Group Reports by the Human Rights Council (HRC) is followed by a General Debate on the UPR under Item 6 of the HRC Agenda.. This is an opportunity for Civil Society organizations to deliver statements proposing suggestions on procedural aspects of the UPR mechanism.. HRC session / date.. NGO coalition.. Joint oral statement.. 25th session / March 21, 2014.. Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII, Compagnie des Filles de la Charité de St Vincent de Paul, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Edmund Rice International, Franciscans International, Good Neighbors International, International Catholic Child Bureau, International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Education, Development, Marist International Solidarity Foundation, Mouvement International d’Apostolat des Milieux Sociaux Indépendants, Office Internationale de l’Enseignement Catholique.. 23rd session / June 7, 2013.. Catholic International Education Office, Compagnie des Filles de la Charité de St Vincent de Paul, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Edmund Rice International, Fédération Internationale de l’Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture, Franciscans International, Good Neighbors International, VIDES International, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, Mouvement International Catholique des Milieux Sociaux Indépendants.. 22nd session / March 15, 2013.. Association Points-Coeur, Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII, Compagnie des Filles de la Charité de St Vincent de Paul, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Edmund Rice International, Fédération Internationale de l’Action des Chrétiens pour l’Abolition de la Torture, Franciscans International, Good Neighbors International, International Catholic Child Bureau, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, Marist International Solidarity Foundation, Mouvement International d’Apostolat des Milieux Sociaux Indépendants, Save the Children, VIDES International.. Relevant Links.. Universal Periodic Review.. Human Rights Council.. UPR Info.. UPR Practical Guide for Civil Society.. Guide pratique pour la société civile EPU..

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  • Title: Seminar on the right to education - International Catholic Center of Geneva
    Descriptive info: Flyer.. This seminar on the right to education aims to strengthen NGO capacity building by fostering a better understanding of the scope of relevant legal provisions in the core international Human Rights Treaties; and providing practical insights to enhance actions vis-à-vis Treaty Bodies.. Education as a Right: CCIG Seminar on Education within the UN System.. On 3 September 2013, CCIG held the Seminar on the Right to Education, with the participation of 12 different organizations interested in educational issues, but also specialized in several fields of expertise, such as women’s rights, children’s rights, migration, social exclusion and development.. The seminar was held as a response to a call from members during a previous General Assembly of CCIG, where members asked for the center to undertake initiatives to build upon NGOs’ capacities regarding UN treaty bodies.. The two speakers were Christian Courtis of the Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues Section (OHCHR) and Nosy Ramamonjisoa of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies Division (OHCHR).. Mr Courtis spoke about the scope of relevant provisions and indicators on the right to education.. Ms Ramamonjisoa presented an overview of the treaty bodies system and spoke about ways in which civil society organizations can contribute in particular to the reporting system of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR).. The intersectional issue was presented from multiple perspectives  ...   in curricula was also mentioned, since basic awareness of human rights can help better ensure effective implementation of the right to education.. Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and Treaty Bodies: “Complementary”.. The second part of the seminar was presented by Nosy Ramamonjisoa, whose work with the CESCR provided an opportunity to delve into aspects of the treaty bodies’ functioning, with special attention given to the role of NGOs’ participation.. Noting that most of the NGOs attending were already engaged in working with the UPR, Ms Ramamonjisoa emphasized that UPR and treaty bodies are “complementary” and should both be utilized to make as much of a change in the world as possible.. Ms Ramamonjisoa encouraged participants to take the best from both the UPR and the treaty body system to continually strive for efficiency in the implementation of human rights.. The seminar was the most recent materialization of CCIG’s response to support the work of NGOs at the UN while valuing experiences of Human Rights Defenders on the ground.. By bridging the gap between the local and international, CCIG hopes to enhance the work of its member organizations and make their actions within the UN system more effective, with the ultimate goal to bring a change for the better in the lives of so many people whose rights, including the right to education, are continuously violated..

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  • Title: Training - International Catholic Center of Geneva
    Descriptive info: UPR Platform Flyer.. Third International Catholic Center of Geneva and UNESCO Etxea UN Human Rights Mechanisms Training Programme.. International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG) and UNESCO ETXEA Training on United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms.. Previous training sessions.. Organization of training courses and theoretical-practical seminars for NGO members as well as other attendees interested in receiving specified training on United Nations mechanisms for the protection and promotion of human rights.. A new edition of the training session on United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms, co-organized by the International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG) and.. UNESCO ETXEA.. , took place from the 22.. nd.. to the 26.. th.. of September 2014 and was attended by representatives of NGOs from the Basque country.. This training was the fourth in a series of training sessions starting in June 2011.. In line with CCIG’s commitment for developing the expertise of NGOs in their work with the UN and improving their networking with various partners, the aim of the training was to raise awareness among local NGO representatives on the opportunities offered by the UN system for the promotion and protection of Human Rights and to assist them in envisaging concrete links with their current activities at the local level.. Accordingly, participants were introduced to key UN Human Rights Mechanisms through a combination of theoretical and practical approaches, which allowed the participants to benefit from presentations by keynote speakers and to attend sessions of the Human Rights Council and the Committee on the Rights of People with  ...   subjects that interests them most, such as human rights and the environment, right to peace, migration issues, and the right to water and sanitation.. Accordingly, CCIG offers training courses and theoretical-practical seminars for NGO members as well as other attendees interested in receiving specified training on United Nations mechanisms for the protection and promotion of human rights.. Depending on the thematic priorities and expertise of the beneficiaries, CCIG can design training sessions with a specific focus suited to their needs.. The specific objective of our training is to strengthen the advocacy capacity of civil society organizations and to support them in engaging with the UN System, especially through advocating for specific human rights issues and through the monitoring of recommendations issued by UN bodies.. Last CCIG’s training session was held in Paris (France) on October 2, 2014, upon request of the.. Addressed to the international team, the training aimed at introducing the United Nations System for the promotion and protection of Human Rights, focusing on.. the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).. and Civil Society’s participation vis-à-vis this mechanism recently established by the UN Human Rights Council.. Following the establishment of its.. , CCIG has developed a specific expertise in assisting NGOs willing to build and/or enhance their actions within the UPR process.. Upcoming training sessions will be organized by CCIG in October – November in collaboration with its.. members.. If you would like to participate in future training sessions or are interested in learning more about them, please contact.. CCIG secretariat..

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  • Title: EXCHANGE AND AWARENESS-RAISING - International Catholic Center of Geneva
    Descriptive info: Consultations on Decent Work.. Other events.. CCIG facilitated meeting with delegates from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity at the World Council of Churches.. On Monday, 18 February 2013 an impressive number of representatives of the CCIG member organizations and Catholic NGOs that are in some way or other related to the CCIG accepted the invitation to attend Catholic Vespers followed by a reception on the premises of the World Council of Churches (WCC).. As a member of the board of the CCIG the Catholic Consultant to the WCC, Prof.. Dr.. Annemarie Mayer, had issued this invitation in order to give the delegation from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU), that came from Rome to visit the WCC, the chance to meet with those working for the many Catholic organizations present in Geneva and to get to know the richness of Catholic life in this city and its surroundings.. The PCPCU delegates paid a three days’ visit to the WCC in preparation of being Catholic delegated observers at the 10th Assembly of the WCC at Busan, Republic of Korea, by the end of October/ beginning of November 2013 dedicated to the theme “God of life, lead us to justice and peace”.. Sister Georgeanne Mary Donovan, Superior General of the Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary, led the Catholic Vespers in the Chapel of  ...   chance to introduce themselves and their work in and for the Catholic Church.. This was followed by greetings from the President of CCIG, Jean Benoit Charrin, and from the Moderator of the Commission of World Mission and Evangelism, Bishop Geevarghese Mor Coorilos from Kochin, India.. Thus the two main organizations that had facilitated the meeting got the opportunity to briefly explain their aims and work.. But the evening provided also an opportunity to present the important work of the Catholic organizations present, both to the members of the PCPCU delegation as well as the staff of WCC.. There was the possibility to disseminate material concerning the work of these organizations, by displaying leaflets, posters etc.. But most important was the personal encounter.. “Cette réunion a permis de rencontrer, outre les personnes de connaissance, les représentants du Vatican et de nombreuses OIC qui, sur le terrain, luttent pour faire triompher l’amour et la fraternité.. ” This feedback suggests that the support of CCIG in facilitating this event was very much appreciated, not only on the side of the PCPCU delegates as well as on that of the ecumenical organizations in the Ecumenical Centre but also by the CCIG’s own member organisations.. This event truly provided an occasion for exchange and a chance for building and renewing our ecumenical collaborations.. And in some cases this is already bearing first fruits..

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