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
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.
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.
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 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.”
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.
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.
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) is the Delegation of the Dominican Order to the United Nations. In this capacity, its Geneva office is acting on a right’s based approach, as an extension of the work of Dominican brothers, sisters and lay involved, in more than 125 countries, in the protection and development of the human person. The Delegation offers a bridge between the international mechanism and the grassroots expertise, activities and concern of the Dominican family in many fields as education, health care, rule of law, freedom of religion, development, human rights. In conjunction its partners, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers) advocates at the UN to promote the central place of the human person and the necessity to look for the common good in public policies.
Edmund Rice International (ERI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to working for children and young people, who are marginalized because of poverty, lack of access to education, legal status, environmental degradation, or involvement in armed conflict. ERI works at the international level to promote and protect the rights of children and young people particularly in regard to education. Care for the environment is a value that is embedded in all that we do. Our work involves engagement with the change-makers at the international level in order to bring issues and situations to the attention of the international community at the United Nations in New York and Geneva as we seek shared solutions to the issues affecting the lives of the most vulnerable people on our planet.
Apprentis d’Auteuil is committed to supporting young people in difficulty: in France for nearly 150 years and in other parts of the world for over 20 years. We work to provide access to education and high-quality training that will enable everyone to join society as a free, responsible adult. Our role also includes supporting families who are finding it difficult to cope with bringing up their children.
Franciscans International (FI) works at the United Nations to address human rights injustices that impact on the poor and most vulnerable. FI is a non-governmental organization with UN General Consultative Status and a shared ministry of the global Franciscan Family. FI is inspired by Franciscan values envisioning a global community in which the dignity of every person is respected, the resources are shared equitably, the environment is sustained, and nations and peoples live in peace.
ACIJSF – IN VIA is an international NGO with a history of over 116 years present in 28 countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, to help young girls and young women in great difficulties. The principle services are emergency shelters, homes, education, professional training, migrant aid, “Au pair” service and assistance to vulnerable people at the station. The assistance and the services are available and welcome to all, regardless of one’s ethnic, religious or social background.
The OIEC was founded in Lucerne, in Switzerland, 20 September 1952. The Office is a global non-governmental Catholic organization whose aim is to promote research and support of the specific contribution of the Catholic School in the field of education and on the School’s adaptation to the needs, realities and aspirations of its environment and in its contribution to the international community.
The International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (FIACAT) is an international non-governmental human rights organization, set up in 1987, which works towards the abolition of torture and the death penalty. The federation brings together some 30 national associations, the ACATs, present in 4 continents. FIACAT enjoys Consultative Status with the United Nations, Participative Status with the Council of Europe an Observer Status with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR). FIACAT is also accredited to the International Organisation of la Francophonie (OIF). One of FIACAT’s mission is to awaken Churches and Christian organizations to the scandal of torture and the death penalty and convince them to act.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Crescendo is a network of Catholic-inspired NGOs and of Congregations 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.
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.
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.
Pr. Louis CHRISTIAENS
Sophie DE RIVAZ
Jean-Baptiste DE WECK
Christine von GARNIER
Yvette Angulo RINCÓN
Diana Duarte RIZZOLIO
Marcellino Ha-Eun SEONG