Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development-Terre Solidaire
Fight against hunger and for development, implying a constant struggle against injustice and for the respect of Human and Peoples' Rights; promote, at local and national levels, the means by which the French people and the peoples of developing countries manifest material, financial, human and spiritual solidarity between them; strengthen and increase cooperation with developing countries; raise public awareness in order to support national and international operations, including those of FAO and other UN specialised agencies; pursue educational action and animation in order to engage effectively and permanently a greater number of people in organisations and institutions which, directly or indirectly, struggle to bring about development; provoke reflection and direct action on behaviours and initiatives that could be taken at all levels, in all sectors, by institutions in which Christians are engaged.
Founded in 1961, the Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development-Terre Solidaire is the leading development NGO in France. Recognised in 1984 as being of public utility, the association was awarded the label of Great National Cause in 1993, and has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. For over 50 years, the CCFD-Terre Solidaire has been dedicated to combating hunger in the world.