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The Justice Service places particular emphasis on structural, economic and political forms of violence at a world level, specifically in those countries in which the Community has a presence, in order to stimulate cultural action and intervention aimed at justice and  recognising the rights of each individual person in society.

To accomplish this task, the Justice Service investigates the structural mechanisms that generate injustice and, working with the Community general services and areas in the various countries, suggests and coordinates opportunities for reflection, discussion and training, in order to formulate proposals and put forward action plans for removing the causes of marginalisation and poverty.

The service is committed to enhancing and disseminating the international experience of the Pope John XXIII Community, starting with direct sharing and being the voice of those without one.

In 2006, the international presence and the work of the Community earned it Special Consultative Status at the UN organisation ECOSOC.
In April 2009 the Community initiated a permanent presence in Geneva, headed by Maria Mercedes Rossi as its UN representative.

The Justice Service oversees the presence and coordinates the action of the Pope John XXIII Community at the UN, in Geneva, Vienna and New York, speaking up in defence of the poor, promoting human rights and networking with numerous international NGOs.

In particular this service campaigns for the recognition of Right to International Solidarity and the Right to Peace, and works toward the implementation of the Right to Development, the Rights of Young People, the Right to Health, the Struggle Against Extreme Poverty and Against Drug Use.

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