Cesvi operates worldwide to support the most vulnerable populations in promoting human rights and achieving their ambitions, for sustainable development.

Under the ideals of social justice and respect of human rights, Cesvi pursues the wellbeing of vulnerable populations in condition of poverty or struck by war, natural calamities and environmental disasters. This is achieved, at an international level too, through works of humanitarian aid, in the context of both emergency and development, in support of the weakest categories – children, women, elderly and social outcasts -, supporting them in meeting their aims with the objective of promoting self-sufficiency in a sustainable future.


Cesvi believes that the recognition of human rights contributes to the wellbeing of everyone on the planet, a shared home to be safeguarded.

Value system

Cesvi’s conduct is inspired by the maximum integrity and honesty in all circumstances and areas in which it intervenes, both in institutional relations, in relations with donors and in the respect of beneficiaries dignity.

Furthermore the Foundation undertakes to respect the ethical principles of legality, correctness, independence-neutrality and social responsibility.

The principle of legality dictates compliance with regulations: Cesvi refuses all illicit behaviour even when put into practise with the intention to meet the interests of the Foundation.

The principle of correctness implies respect from the recipients of the Ethical Code of the rights of everyone in any way involved with the Foundation’s activity. From this point of view the Foundation and all its agencies act in respect of the fundamental human rights avoiding in their relations with counterparts any discrimination based on age, gender, sexual orientation, state of health, race, nationality, political leanings and religious beliefs.

According to the principle of independence-neutrality, Cesvi is completely independent of private interests and acts autonomously from governmental policies, aware of its signature social role towards the beneficiaries and the collectivity, preserving its neutrality in the fields of intervention.