Caritas «One Million Stars» campaign on the Bundesplatz
Caritas «One Million Stars» campaign on the Bundesplatz

Our positions

Commitment to social and globally sustainable policies 

Political decisions change life chances. They help to determine who is well off and who has to live in poverty and hardship. Caritas stands for policies that take socially disadvantaged people in Switzerland and abroad into account. We are actively engaged in this with in-depth analyses and clear positions. We put forward practical proposals and participate in working on solutions that bring us closer to a society based on solidarity.

Priorities of the political work

News, positions and analysisPolitics in focus

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Facts about povertyWe are still a long way from achieving our goal 



people suffer hunger worldwide




in Switzerland are poor




live in Switzerland with host families




of CO₂ are emitted per person each year in Switzerland


Position papers

Fields of action and political solutions

The Caritas position papers show where there is a need for action and formulate political solutions that lead to a society based on greater solidarity. 

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Andreas Lustenberger

Andreas Lustenberger

Head of Research and Policy

+41 41 419 23

Header image: Caritas «One Million Stars» campaign on the Bundesplatz © Remo Zehnder