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

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40th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council, (25 February - 22 march 2019)

41st session of the Human Rights Council (24 June - 12 July 2019)

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16 July 2019
The subject of the criminalization of humanitarian actors and members of civil society who show solidarity with migrants and refugees, sadly returned to the fore these days in Italy, is also very current in Gen...
09 October 2018
«Come on, let's make peace». How many times have we said or heard this phrase? "Making peace" is a simple expression that explains that peace is first and foremost a concrete action th...
25 September 2018
The 39th Human Rights Council, which takes place from 10 to 28 September 2018, marked the beginning of the mandate in the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet . Born and raised in Santi...
21 September 2018
September 21st - from 1pm to 2.30pm - Palazzo delle Nazioni, Room XXV - Geneva During the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council, which takes place from 10 to 28 September 2018 and in the occasion of the U...
02 July 2018
The 38th session of the Human Rights Council takes place in Geneva these days  and our office has promoted  various activities. On 22 June we organized a meeting in the UN building to create attention...
28 June 2017
On Thursday, June 8th 2017, the international office of APG23, in collaboration with the Catholic Working Group on the Right to International Solidarity, has organized a side event during the 35th regular ...
29 March 2017
The 9th march 2017 during the 34th session of the Human Rights Council (February 27 to March 24) a panel was held among a group of experts and delegations from all states. The theme of the round table was ...


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