Launch of the #Faith4SDGs Project
In 2015, the 193 members of the United Nations made a united promise: to make sure that every man, woman and child has access to the basic necessities of life: education, clean water, equality, food, jobs and health care.
Agenda 2030 of the United Nations, and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a universal commitment to shared development, based on understanding, tolerance, and mutual respect.
Today, with just 10 years left to achieve Agenda 2030 and a global pandemic which is causing devastating setbacks to the poor and the most vulnerable, we are at a turning point. Govern-ments have a very important role to play but stand a better chance of achieving these goals if the contributions of faith-based organizations are recognised and harnessed.
To highlight the importance of such efforts in achieving these goals, KAICIID is releasing the #Faith4SDGs project, a digital storytelling series that reveals the enormous contributions faith-based organizations around the world are making to help implement the SDGs.
Together with guests from the United Nations and experts from the field of sustainable development, this panel will discuss the approaches of faith-based organizations and religious actors in promoting the global goals. How are faith communities collaborating with political decision-makers to develop and implement policies on issues such as quality education, gender equality and access to decent work? Which gaps could be better addressed if religious actors were regularly included in multilateral efforts for development and aid? How are faith communities uniquely positioned to manage the response to health and environmental crises? How can these communities leverage their impact on educational structures to foster equal opportunities?
VISIT #FAITH4SDGs PROJECT PAGE: https://www.kaiciid.org/faith4sdgs