The John Paul IIFoundation for Development and International Cooperation was established in Italy, in 2007. Foundation's base for the Middle East is placed in the city of Bethlehem. Foundation’s main goal is to invest in the human capacity building. The John Paul IIFoundation considers human as the building block of its growth. It as well organizes various programmes which aim to contribute the knowledge, resources and the infrastructure for the development on both individual and community levels.
The John Paul IIFoundation for Development and International Cooperation conducts various development programmes which aim for the overall progress and human and community advancement especially in the Middle East. The Foundation bases all it acts on this approach and strives to improve the area through its main branch in the Middle East which operates in the city of Bethlehem.