Approval of the new Strategic Framework 2011-2020. New Members: Monaco and Sweden. New Secretary General for Caritas Internationalis

This year's edition of the Caritas Europa Conference brought about the approval of the new strategic framework that will guideline the work of the network for the next five years. Entitled One Human Family - Zero Poverty, the new strategic framework presents the identity, vision, mission and guiding principles of the network as well as designs the new strategic functions, goals and outcomes the network will be expecting to have achieved in 2020.

The Regional Conference 2011 was also the occasion for Caritas Monaco and Caritas Sweden to officialise their membership in the network, after the approval by the Caritas Internationalis General Assembly that was held some days earlier.

Caritas Internationalis General Assembly elected Michel Roy as Secretary General. Michel Roy comes from Secours Catholique and former President of the Caritas Europa Working Group on International Policy and Advocacy. During that same election, Caritas Europa President, Fr Erny Gillen was elected first Vice-President of Caritas Internationalis, seconding President Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga.

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