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MIJARC (Mouvement International de la Jeunesse Agricole et Rurale Catholique) meaning 'International Movement of Catholic Agricultural and Rural Youth' is an INGO and non-profit organisation that was founded in 1954 in Annevoie, Belgium. It is run by, for and with rural young people from 65 member movements in four continents – Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe - active in 36 countries[1] and gathering around 2 000 000 youngsters all over the world.

MIJARC follows the See, Judge, Act model of Cardinal Joseph Cardijn, it is officially recognized by the Vatican and it has specialized consultative status in FAO,[2] consultative status in UNESCO, and official relations with ILO and ECOSOC.[3]


  1. ^ "International Movement of Catholic Agricultural and Rural Youth". Pontifical Council for the Laity. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "MIJARC Status in FAO". Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "MIJARC Official Relations". UNESCO. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 

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