The Caritas in Veritate Foundation is grounded in Christian values and the social teaching of the Catholic Church. The latter is predicated upon the ethical foundation of natural law and the complementarity of faith and reason. Drawing upon collaboration with international experts, the foundation promotes and disseminates the contributions of Christian social teaching in the international arena.
The foundation aims to provide the representatives of the Holy See, the Order of Malta and Catholic NGOs in Geneva with practical knowledge and with the rich experience of experts searching for an effective attainment of truth and justice.
The aim is to make the positions of the Catholic Church more understandable and visible, thus increasing their impact on the elaboration of international culture and law.
Catholic presence at the UN
Special Event -- Mutual Contributions and Benefits: Integrating Migrants in Host Societies
Geneva 30 November 2017, 1 PM - 3 PM, Room XVII, Palais des Nations
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Side Event -- The Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation
Geneva 14 September 2017, 1 PM - 3 PM, Room XXIV, Palais des Nations
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Side Event -- The Right to International Solidarity
Geneva 8 June 2017, 1 PM - 2:30 PM, Room IX, Palais des Nations
Rethinking Labour - Ethical Reflections on the Future of Work
The Caritas in Veritate Foundation is pleased to present our tenth working paper. Recent decades have witnessed the consolidation of a global economic system strongly characterised by exclusion and inequality as a result of a largely excessive and misplaced trust in the omnipotence of the markets. Today, the distortions and dysfunctions of the free market economy tend to adversely affect the lives of individuals and communities more than ever before. Consequently, work itself, together with its dignity, is increasingly at risk of losing its value as a âgoodâ for the human person and becoming merely a means of exchange within asymmetrical social relations. This calls us to rethink and reconsider what labour is and what it means for the economy, society, policy- and decision-makers and the human being, as presented in the ILOâs Centenary Initiative on the Future of Work.
By integrating the human dimension, the centrality of human dignity, and the common good within discussions on the future of work, this present paper intends to find answers to some of the current concerns and questions raised: Can we develop and improve new policies to ensure decent work for all? Does the youth have a fair chance in the world of work? What are the implications on the labour market due to the record levels of international migration? How can we put technology at the service of the human being? How can digitalisation contribute to more and better jobs, higher incomes and working standards?
The crucial role played by work finds a consistent recognition in the Christian tradition and offers us a guide to ârethink labourâ by not only including the economic component but, more importantly, the social dimension.