Caritas Korea has been a member of Caritas Internationalis, a worldwide network of Catholic relief and development organizations since 1979 and a member of the Caritas Asia, a regional Caritas association along with other 22 Catholic development agencies from Asia.
Caritas Internationalis is a public canonical juridical person dedicated to the service of the poor and to the promotion of charity and justice(Article 1.1, CI Statutes).
Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 164 Catholic relief, development and social organizations working to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed, in over 200 countries and territories. Caritas works without regard to creed, race, or ethnicity, and is one of the world’s largest humanitarian networks. The registered office of General Secretariat is located in Vatican. Caritas Internationalis dispatches representatives to the United Nations in New York, Geneva, Rome, and Paris. Caritas provides a beacon of hope for tens of millions of women, men and children in times of hardship and contributes to the development of social justice in times of peace. Caritas’ mandate includes integral development, emergency relief, advocacy, peace building, respect for human rights and support for proper stewardship of the planet’s environment and resources. Caritas fights poverty, exclusion, intolerance and discrimination. More importantly, it empowers people to participate fully in all matters affecting their lives, and it advocates on their behalf at national and international forums.
link : www.caritas.org
Caritas Asia is a regional confederation with 22 Caritas national members in Asia. The goal of Caritas Asia is to coordinate member organizations’ humanitarian activities and to promote cooperation among member organizations in the Asia region. Caritas Asia is operating the Pan-Asia development programs and projects across the Asian region and working to empower capabilities of Caritas Asia member organizations. With the purpose of encouraging cooperation and solidarity of the region, Caritas Korea has supported two Pan-Asia programs, which are ‘Sustainable Agricultural Program’ and ‘Anti-Trafficking of Women and Children Program’ from the beginning of both programs.
link : www.caritasasia.org