The Association "Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII" (APG23) was granted with Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC (the United Nations Economic and Social Council).
The ECOSOC is one of the principal organs of the United Nations, that treat issues related to social development, justice and peace.

In April 2009 the association opened a permanent presence in Geneva, in the person of Dr. Maria Mercedes Rossi, its Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

The APG23 commitment at the United Nations is the result of sharing life with the poor and all the action of removal of the causes that generate poverty, injustice and marginalization, carried out by the APG23 in the world. The APG23 promotes in every country where it is present the respect for all human rights and denounces violations. The Geneva permanent representative promotes these instances in the context of the United Nations and tries to be the voice of the voiceless.

In particular actively participates in the following UN bodies and mechanisms:

The priorities that APG23 advocates for at UN are:

In 2012 Fabio Agostoni and his family have joined the Dr. Rossi and in 2014, even Tonelotto Lucia joined the Delegation.

Contacts

Geneva's Office
1, rue de Varembè- Case Postale 96
C
H-1211 Genevra 20 - Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0) 22 919 10 42
Fax: +41 (0) 22 919 10 48

Dott.ssa Maria Mercedes Rossi
M: +41 (0) 79 882 4980 - +39 348 248 8152
mararossi@apg23.org

Dott. Fabio Agostoni
M: +41 (0) 76 202 9833 - +39 338 500 4285
fagostoni@apg23.org

Documents

2018

37th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council, (26 February - 23 march 2018)

38th session of the Human Rights Council (18 June-6 July 2018)

39th session of the Human Rights Council (10 - 28 September 2018)

  • APG23 welcomes and congratulates Madame Bachelet on her appointment as the new High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations - Oral statement presented by Apg23 
  • Right to Peace: calling for Ministries of Peace all around the Word - Written statement and Oral statement presented by Apg23 about the OHCHR Summary report on the Intersessional workshop on the right to peace (A/HRC/39/31).
  • Right to development and inequalities - Written statement and Joint Oral statement presented by Apg23 and other NGO's about the report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to development Mr. Alfarargi on the theme of inequalities in connection with the right to development.
  • Oral statement presented by Apg23 at the Cluster Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences and the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order.
  • Impact of the social exclusion of older persons - Oral statemente delivered by Apg23 at the Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by
    older persons

Documents Archive

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