International Updates

WUCWO and NGOs in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for the Family present Amoris Laetitia

April 2016

The speakers were: Mgr. Vincenzo Paglia, President of the PCF, Mgr. Ivan Jurkovic, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva and Maria Giovanna Ruggeri, WUCWO President General. Ambassadors or representatives of more than 70 Embassies to the Holy See attended as well as about 20 directors of Catholic NGOs, special guests and journalists. 

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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis on the Occasion of the International Conference "Women and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: The Challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals?"

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Christian commitment against human trafficking: a joint document of Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People

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International Work Shop

Maribeth Stewart's presentation during Board Meeting 2012

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Statement of Catholic-Inspired Organizations on Decent Work and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

As a contribution to the discussion of the post-2015 development framework, we, Catholic inspired organizations, re-affirm that the most effective route out of poverty and the ongoing global economic crisis is closely linked to the promotion of decent work and support for adequate social protection… To read more click here

XX Anniversary of the International Year of the Family

WUCWO has sponsored a Declaration of the Civil Society on the Occasion of the XXth Anniversary of the International year of the Family (IYF) which will take place in 2014. The aim is that its contents become a part of a resolution adopted by the United Nations on the occasion of this anniversary. Politicians, academics, representatives of NGOs as well as individual citizens the world over are invited to sign it.

More information about the declaration and an online form to sign it can be found at



Summary of international activities carried out during 2013

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Report of WUCWO activities in the International agencies during 2012

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WUCWO Declarations/Statements October 2010-May 2011

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