CARE International is a global confederation of 14 National Members and 4 Affiliates with a common vision and mission to defeat poverty, as is outlined in the CARE 2020 Program Strategy. Each CARE Member is an independent organization that leads programmes, raises funds, advocates on key issues, and communicates to the public in their country, thus supporting the work of CARE’s programming in 95 countries around the world. As it increases its membership, CARE strives to make it diverse and include the Global South while continuing to work with many partners and allies to multiply our impact and achieve our vision.
The CARE International Secretariat coordinates and supports this network to achieve our common impact goals and shared global priorities in line with our global CARE 2020 Vision and Program Strategy. It leads CARE’s global advocacy and represents the confederation at the United Nations, the European Union and at key global forums. The Secretariat in Geneva hosts the CARE Emergency Group and the CARE International Safety and Security Unit, with hubs also in Brussels and New York. Around the world and on the ground, CARE’s members and country offices work to make CARE’s vision a reality.
As of January 2018, Mr Laurie Lee, CEO at CARE International UK, is the Interim Secretary General of CARE International.