‘The Family – Source of Strength and Security for
Today’s Social Challenges’ Conference
Co-sponsored by the NovæTerræ Foundation
(Head, Luca Volonté)
and the Centre Catholique d’Etudes de Genève
Conference convened in Room V – Palais des Nations, Geneva,
REPORT BY DR. JOHN LYDON KCHS TREASURER OF WUCT/UMEC
CALL TO ORDER: General Moderator (9.00 – 9.05)
Head of NovæTerræ Foundation, Mr Luca Volonté)
Coordinators of the Forum of Catholic-Inspired NGOs based in Geneva
Msgr. Robert Vitillo, (on behalf of the Forum of Catholic-Inspired NGOs), Head of Caritas Internationalis Geneva Delegation
Msgr. Vitello suggested that this conference on ‘The Family – source of Strength and Security for Today’s Social Challenges’, hosted by the Caritas in Veritate Foundation, Geneva, links to several international meetings focused on the family, including the Panel on the Protection of the Family and its Members (which was the 27th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council which took place in September 2014) and a Workshop on Migration and the Family (hosted by the International Organisation for Migration, in October 2014).
It also coincides with two key anniversaries of children and families. These are:
i) 25th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child;
ii) 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family........