Association Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII/ Community of Pope John XXIII Association (APG23)

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: Via Mameli 4,
47900 - Rimini
Country: Italy
Region: Europe
Website: http://www.apg23.org
UN Languages: English
Other languages: Italian
   
Areas:
  • HIV/Aids
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Training
  • Drug Treatment
  • Victim Protection
  • Anti-Human Trafficking
  • Sustainable Livelihood / Alternative Development
  • Legal Assistance

  • Other:'Social welfare; health; and human rights.'
Short description:
APG23 is actively involved in all the issues regarding discrimination, injustice, violence and violation of human dignity. The Association is present in countries of the 5 continents with the permanent presence of its members, carrying out projects oriented towards situations of extreme poverty and vulnerable groups of people.


The Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII (APG23) is an association, active since 1972, founded in Italy by father Oreste Benzi. In 1999 the Association was recognized as an NGO by the Italian Government. The Association is a Catholic Community, made up of people who have chosen to share their lives with those who are socially neglected and oppressed. The APG23 seeks to fight injustice by sharing and living side by side with the poorest and those who have been abandoned. The members of the community live in home families (case famiglia) therapeutic communities for drug addicts, work in social co-operatives and in various different projects aimed at social development and at fighting in a non-violent manner to remove the causes of marginalisation. The community is open to believers and non-believers, to those who wish to contribute to a fairer and more just society.
Other offices:
Region Countries Website Email
Middle East and Northern Africa Palestine
Middle East and Northern Africa Israel
Europe Albania
Europe Croatia
Europe Republic of Moldova
Europe Netherlands
Europe San Marino
Europe Spain
Europe Russian Federation
Europe Romania
Oceania Australia
Eastern Africa Kenya
Eastern Africa Zambia
Eastern Africa Tanzania (United Republic of)
Eastern Africa Uganda
Latin America Bolivia
Latin America Brazil
Latin America Chile
Latin America Venezuela
Central and Western Asia Georgia
Southern and Eastern Asia Bangladesh
Southern and Eastern Asia China
Southern and Eastern Asia India
Southern and Eastern Asia Sri Lanka