The most profound need of every child and every person is to know that someone cares him/her and is his/her life, and to be loved in a unique, personal, individual and continuous way.
Sharing life with children implies guaranteeing and safeguarding their rights. It also implies helping the child to develop individual awareness, self-determination ability, positive relationships and solidarity with others.

The Association has developed different forms of interventions throughout the years. Some of these forms have been widely experimented and can be considered to be ‘exportable models of intervention’ which can be implemented in different parts of the world. 

Such interventions are: 

The Association “Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII” promotes the best interest of the child, according to the Convention of the rights of the child (CRC) and defends the rights to life since conception, to have a family, to education, to health, to active partecipation, and so forth..

Position Papers on the Right of the Child

The Association is on the forefront in the promotion of the rights of children in a comprehensive approach: family, education, life, and health.

United Nations Links





  • Maternal Surrogacy: a violation of fundamental human rights Written statement and Joint Oral statement presented presented by Apg23 and other NGO's at the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material











26 September 2016
Tuesday, September 20 at the 33rd session of Human Right Council the Advisory Committee presented his thematic report (A /HRC/33/53 /E) which provided a first reading to the unaccompanied migrant children growi...
21 March 2016
The APG23 office in Geneva in this Human Rights Council (31st regular session of the currently ongoing and will end March 24) wanted to defend children's rights and the dignity of being a mother taking a fi...
25 January 2013
Parallel event on pediatric HIV at the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council As preparations were being made for the holding of the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, organizations conc...
11 March 2011
Side Event at the 16th Human Rights Council With the co-sponsorship of the Permanent Missions of Italy, Zambia, Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay, and the Holy See The 11th of march 2011, The Association Comun...
16 June 2010
Side event at the 14th Human Right Council During the 14th session of Human Rights Council, the “Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII” organised a side event co-sponsored by Caritas I...
16 June 2010
  Side event at the 14th Human Right Council During the 14th session of Human Rights Council, the “Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII” organised a side event co-sponsored by...

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