Charles Goerens is a Luxembourgish politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Luxembourg. He has been in politics since 1979 and a member of the European Parliament from 1982 to 1984, from 1994 to 1999, and again from 2009 to present. He served as Minister for Cooperation, Humanitarian Action, and Defence in the Luxembourg government from 1999 until 2004. Since 2009, Goerens has been serving as a member of the Committee on Development and of the Subcommittee on Human Rights. In addition, he is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and a vice-chairman of the cross-party Working Group on Fair Trade.