Care International

Organization's name: Care International
Organization's acronym: ZAP
Former Name(s): ZAP
Headquarters address  
Address: 7-9 Chemin de Balexert
1219 Geneva
ZAP
Switzerland
Phone: 41-22-7951020
Fax: 41-22-7951029
Email: vjackson@careinternational.org
Web site: www.care-international.org
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
Languages:
  • English

Activities

Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Agriculture
  • Children
  • De-mining
  • Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Financing for Development
  • Food
  • Habitat
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Affairs
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • International Security
  • Least Developed Countries
  • Micro-Credit
  • Peace and Security
  • Population
  • Private Sector
  • Refugees
  • Safety
  • Social Development
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Trade and Development
  • United Nations Reform
  • Water
  • Women

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Indigenous women
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Policy advice
  • Research
  • Service provision
  • The girl child
  • Violence against women
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and armed conflict
  • Women and health
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the economy
  • Women and the environment
  • Women and the media
  • Women in power and decision-making

Social Development:
  • Poverty

Sustainable Development:
  • Agriculture
  • Disaster management and vulnerability
  • Education
  • Health
  • Poverty
  • Protecting and managing the natural resources
  • Sanitation
Geographic scope: International
Country of activity:
  • Tajikistan
  • Benin
  • Uganda
  • Mozambique
  • Armenia
  • Sudan
  • Togo
  • Egypt
  • Somalia
  • Yemen
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Cameroon
  • Peru
  • Nepal
  • Afghanistan
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Nicaragua
  • Croatia
  • Haiti
  • South Africa
  • Jordan
  • Hungary
  • Georgia
  • Côte D'Ivoire
  • Malawi
  • Bangladesh
  • Azerbaijan
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • Kenya
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Zambia
  • Thailand
  • Austria
  • El Salvador
  • Canada
  • Zimbabwe
  • Madagascar
  • Angola
  • State of Palestine
  • Pakistan
  • Ghana
  • Eritrea
  • Honduras
  • Lesotho
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sierra Leone
  • Rwanda
  • Niger
  • Burundi
  • Japan
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Mali
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1945
Year of registration (YYYY): 1991
Organizational structure: International confederation, with HQ in Geneva, governance by 14 "National Members," and programming at community level in at least 80 countries -- both for humanitarian response and sustainable development.
Number and type of members: 14 national CARE organizations in the United States, Canada, Australia, India, Japan, Peru, Thailand and Europe; programming in more than 65 countries.
Affiliation with NGO networks: Rio Major Groups, CAN (Climate), ICVA and SCHR (Geneva), InterAction, to name a few.

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Indigenous people
  • Women
  • Non-governmental organization
  • Farmers
Involvement in UN Partnerships: Yes
If yes, explain in detail: Every Woman, Every Child -member of UN S-G's UNICEF - Better Care network UN OCHA, WFP, HCR, FPA partnerships in implementing humaitarian/relief and development programming
Affiliation with other organizations: Numerous international alliances for maternal+child health; sustainable development; gender empowerment and climate change; food security; women, peace and security; children and armed conflict.
Publications: CARE International Annual report "Reaching New Heights," impact of women's empowerment programming on child health (March 2012) "Sex and Age Matter," joint OCHA, Tufts Univ., CARE Int'l report showing important impact of disaggregating emergency data by age and gender.