The Global Solidarity Fund

is a unique alliance catalyzing partnerships for the most vulnerable across the private sector, the development sector, and Catholic communities

UISG Advocacy Forum: Catholic Sisters Bring their global networks into Dialogue on Solutions for Sustainable Development

The first-ever UISG Advocacy Forum is set to take place on the 23rd and 24th of October in Rome. The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) will host Catholic Sisters from all over the world, joining in dialogue with representatives of governments, intergovernmental agencies, Vatican institutions, faith groups, civil society, private sector organisations, academia and the press. As a contribution to the synodal process of the Catholic Church, this Forum aims to outline a collaborative action plan for advocacy that can help to create systemic change, and tackle key challenges for the sustainable development of our societies and our planet.


On the occasion of the UISG Advocacy Forum, the culmination of a program that UISG and the Global Solidarity Fund have envisioned and implemented together for the last 3 and a half years.
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Human Trafficking: release of the new Talitha Hum Annual Report

On the occasion of the International Day against Child Labor and in view of the World Day against Trafficking in PersonsTalitha Kum, the global umbrella network of sisters, allies, and partners established in 2009 with the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), released today its annual activities report.

The report was produced by Talitha Kum in partnership with Global Solidarity Fund.

Migrants and refugees: UISG Sisters Lead Dialogue to discuss global challenges, human rights and social cohesion

The second dialogue on key development issues promoted by the UISG initiative Sisters Advocating Globally, in collaboration with Global Solidarity Fund, is set to take place on Monday, 3rd July in Rome. The dialogue will involve Catholic Sisters from around the globe, intergovernmental organisations, interreligious partners and civil society groups, as well as experts from the academic and media worlds. This second appointment in UISG’s Sister-led dialogue series will take place at the UISG headquarters in Rome and focus on the topic of migration, aiming to understand where and how to allocate resources to promote inclusive and sustainable solutions.

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Sisters in dialogue with development community to safeguard the environment and people affected by climate change and biodiversity loss

Rome, 17th April 2023 – Ahead of Earth Day on April 22nd, Catholic Sisters of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) are gathering partners in Rome to highlight and dialogue on global development issues.

Environment: nine recommendations for sustainability from the International Union of Superiors General (UISG)

The organisation, which represents 600,000 Catholics Sisters worldwide, marks Laudato Si’ Week with this call for an alliance between Sisters and civil society to protect the Earth and support communities affected by environmental breakdown

GSF Welcomes New Board Leadership

The Global Solidarity Fund (GSF) has recently elected officers for its Board of Directors for the upcoming year.

We foster innovative collaboration, bringing together key influencers in development and leaders across different sectors of society to advance holistic, inclusive, and sustainable human development for all.

We are inspired by the moral leadership of Pope Francis and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to build a better world, based on solidarity, charity, and equality.

Our Approach

We are pursuing three strategies:

Connect Catholic networks with partners to drive systemic change for the most vulnerable, starting with migrants, especially women and children.

Create partnerships and opportunities that further empower Catholic sisters’ leadership to shape development efforts for those in need.

Build alliances and tell the story of the Catholic Church's development contribution, including supporting its efforts to respond to COVID-19 and build a better world in its aftermath.

Our Partnerships

Together, we are unlocking new partnerships and innovation for holistic, inclusive, and sustainable human development for all.

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires all sectors of society to contribute their unique strengths. Catalyzing partnerships that include the private sector, philanthropies, international organizations, governments, Catholic communities, and men and women in religious life, the Global Solidarity Fund is fostering synergies and systemic connections to drive action for the most vulnerable.

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