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International Jacques Maritain Institute [FR] [NGO Section Data]
Institut international Jacques Maritain
Instituto Internacional Jacques Maritain
Istituto Internazionale Jacques Maritain (IIJM)

    Contact Details
    Main address: SG: Prof Roberto Papini, IIJM General Secretariat, Via Torino 125/A, I-00184, Rome, Italy, Tel: (39 06) 487 4601 - 487 4336, Fax: (39 06) 482 5188, E-mail: segreteria (at) istitutomaritain.org

    Pres: Prof William Sweet, Dept of Philosophy, St Francis Xavier Univ, Box 5000, NS B2G 2W5, Antigonish NS, Canada, E-mail: wsweet (at) stfx.ca

    URL: http://www.istitutomaritain.org/

    Aims
    Study and propagate the thinking of Jacques Maritain; promote study and research on problems of humankind, culture and contemporary society; use findings to operate in the cultural, social and educational fields.
    Official Relations
    United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)* (Ros C); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)* (Consultative Status); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)* (Liaison Status).
    Activities
    Serves as an international, interdisciplinary laboratory operating in the field of research, cultural and educational activities, with a special interest in the problems of man, cultures and radical changes in society, through: research programmes; seminars and conferences; educational seminars and courses; publications and documentation. Operating policy is informed by the works of Jacques Maritain who was one of the most important catholic philosophers of the 20th century. Recently developed themes: personalist philosophy of Jacques Maritain and contemporary thought; acquisitions and limits of globalization; intercultural and religious dialogue and the culture of peace; relationship between human development and democracy, and between universal rights and cultures; ethics, economics, culture, art and poetry as un-renounceable experiences in the society of knowledge. Maintains Aula Magna conference hall and seminar rooms.
    Publications
    Notes et Documents (4 a year) in English, French, Italian, Spanish. Monographs in main European languages, over 200 volumes since 1974.
    Members
    Full (58); Associate (218). National institutes and associations in 16 countries:

     • Senegal.

     • Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, United States of America, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).

     • Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain.

    Individuals in 37 countries:

     • Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal.

     • Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Uruguay, United States of America, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).

     • India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand.

     • Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Holy See, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland.

    UNESCO NGO Section Data

    Type of Relation with UNESCOConsultative Status
    Reclassification date1996
    Programme sector: EDNo
    Programme sector: SCNo
    Programme sector: SHSYes
    Programme sector: CLTNo
    Programme sector: CIINo
    Programme sector: BSPNo
    Programme sector: AFRNo
    Name and contact details of NGO focal point at UNESCOM. Solinis German
    SHS/SRP/POL
    History1974 Creation 1983 Category C 1996 Operational Relations (150 EX/ONG.2) (150 EX/Dec. 7.2) 2003 Renewal of operational relations (166 EX/38) (166 EX/Dec.9.2)
    Contribution to UNESCO's programmes This organization, whose reach is very limited and almost entirely centred in Europe, has not co-operated very regularly with UNESCO in recent years. Nevertheless, the few activities in which UNESCO has been involved have been of interest to the Organization. On this basis, the relations that have been established should be pursued.
    Keywords Culture,Training,Philosophy,Human Sciences

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