SIGNIS is a non-governmental organization that includes members from 140 countries. As the "World Catholic Association for Communication", it brings together radio, television, cinema, video, media education, Internet, and new technology professionals.

SIGNIS was created in November 2001 from the merger between two organizations (Unda, for radio and television; and OCIC, for cinema and audiovisual) that were both created in 1928. Its very diversified programmes cover fields such as the promotion of films or television programmes (juries at important festivals: Cannes, Berlin, Monte Carlo, Venice, Ouagadougou…), the creation of radio, video, and television studios, production and distribution of programmes, supplying specialized equipment, training professionals…

SIGNIS has consultative statutes with UNESCO, Ecosoc (United Nations in Geneva and New York), the Council of Europe. SIGNIS is officially recognized by the Vatican as a Catholic organization for communication.

The Mission of SIGNIS is:

To engage with media professionals
And support Catholic Communicators
To help transform our cultures in the light of the Gospel
By promoting
Human Dignity,
and Reconciliation.

SIGNIS Information Kit:

General Secretariat
310, rue Royale
1210 Brussels
Tel : +32 (0)2 7349708
Fax : +32 (0)27347018

SIGNIS Services Rome
Palazzo San Calisto 00120 VATICAN CITY
Phone: + 39 06 69 88 72 55
Fax: + 39 06 69 88 73 35