To work for the upliftment of people, all people, especially the underprivileged, through education. To concern itself with the major societal issues affecting education. To be a forum for observation, reflection and encouragement. To participate in the debate on educational issues. To inform and raise awareness in order to facilitate exchanges and practical action. To defend educational and scholastic freedom. To promote, with all due regard for individual conscience and freedom of opinion, spiritual values derived from the Scriptures and the Catholic Christian tradition. To raise awareness on the ground and give further momentum to commitments to action aimed at achieving these goals. Priority issues: Basic education; literacy; youth; philosophy.
XIIIth World Congress organized in Lebanon, from 24 to 27 November 2005.