Beirut conference 2013

Annual General Meeting of the Swiss Association of Christian Entrepreneurs (VCU) International Meeting UNIAPAC. 1 to 4 may Zurich, Switzerland

Annual General Meeting of the Swiss Association of Christian Entrepreneurs. May 2014

World Congress Lyon 2012

UNIAPAC - World Congress 2015 30 Sep -2 Oct 2015 Belo Horizonte - Brazil


UNIAPAC in Brief


UNIAPAC is a federation of associations, an international meeting place for Christian Business Leaders. Its full name is the “International Christian Union of Business Executives”. Originally created in 1931 in Europe, it is an international non-profit association headquartered in Paris.

UNIAPAC gathers today Christian Business Leaders Associations in 36 countries in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. UNIAPAC represents 16.000 very active business executives around the world, working in various leading sectors of the world economy. It is an oecumenical organization.


Inspired by the Christian Social Thought, its goal is to promote amongst business leaders the vision and implementation of an economy serving the human person and the Common Good of humanity at large.

Ethics & Finance.

UNIAPAC aims to contribute to public debates on contemporary social issues triggered by new technological advances and economic growth at global level as a means to focus on the crucial need to show the utmost respect to man in all circumstances and to promote amongst business leaders an economy that serves people and the common good.

Inter-faith Dialogue

In the Dialogue of Religions and Cultures, UNIAPAC has a position strongly inspired by the words of John Paul II: "From the point of view of faith and charity, going towards the other cannot be limited to communicate to him what we understood from the Lord, but it is actually also to receive from him the good that he has been given to discover."
Hence UNIAPAC has encouraged many initiatives to open a space of dialogue with the Muslim world, in many countries, mainly Lebanon, Italy, Germany, France, Morocco, Ivory Coast etc...  

Christian Ethics and Spirituality in Leading Business

The Fourth International Symposium on the Christian Humanism in Business and Economics, organized by the Business School- IESE- at the University of Navarra, was held on 20 and 21 April 2015 in Barcelona (Spain).


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World Congress

The key moment in the life of UNIAPAC has always been the World Congress, that gathers hundreds of committed business executives from all continents for a rich and intense time of fraternal exchange.



This Congress now takes place every three years. The next one will take place on September 30th, October 1st and 2nd, 2015 in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) with the theme:

Politics, Business and Civil Society for the Common Good: How to work together for a better world”.

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World Congress

Uniapac work on CSR

In 2008, UNIAPAC International released the document “The Profit of Values” which promoted the organization’s vision on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focused on the human person.

History

The very oldest national federations of Catholic employers were those formed in :
• The Netherlands, 1915
• Belgium, 1921
• France, 1926

Several of the leaders of these national federations have played a role in the Catholic Church's Social Doctrine, such as Léon Harmel who led his family's textile firm in the North of France (Val des Bois). He influenced Leo XIII in the encyclical Rerum Novarum.



Uniapac International Board Meeting 
Sunday June 14th 2015,  in Milan (Italy)


CONFERENCES & IMPORTANT EVENTS



On March 14th, 2015, Conference hosted by the Belgian association ADIC on "Rethinking the enterprise with and for the next generations". 

Saturday 14 March, 2015 – Brussels



On December 13, the new Ucid Board was received by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State...


Uniapac Latin American Board Meeting 

Sunday June 14th 2015,  in Milan (Italy)



Conference hosted by the Italian association UCID on "Hunger and Thirst of Values for new contributions by the Christian Management Education (CME) to overcome the present global crisis"



Board


Uniapac African Board Meeting 
Sunday June 14th 2015,  in Milan (Italy)


Conferences


Think Tank meeting hosted by the association from Angola ACGD  on "Africa and sustainable development".