The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Photo: Meabh Smith/Trocaire
World leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015. Also referred to as the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, these goals entered into force officially on 1 January 2016. They represent the new global consensus for promoting sustainable development for the next 15 years and cover...

Implementing SDGs in Belgium

Photo: Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis
Do you know what the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are? Many of us do, many of us don’t. At least in Belgium, there seems to still be some awareness-raising work to do, both when it comes to mobilising the Belgian public (and this probably includes our colleagues too)...
Caritas agencies supporting SDGs implementation – how to catalyse change?
2016 marked the first year of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since then CAFOD has been working with other Caritas organisations and non-faith partners of the Global South, supporting their involvement in the implementation processes of the 2030 Agenda at the national level. The positive...

The new European Consensus on Development

The new European Consensus on Development
Last November, the European Commission issued a proposal for a new European Consensus on Development . This document serves as the basis for the current discussions among European Union (EU) Member States to replace the European Consensus on Development (agreed in 2005) and the 2011 Agenda for Change...

Development effectiveness: what happened in Nairobi?

Development effectiveness: what happened in Nairobi?
By Graciela Rico (Caritas Spain) and Bob van Dillen (Caritas Europa) On 30 November and 1 December 2016, governments, international organisations and civil society organisations (CSOs) from around the world, met at the Nairobi Civil Society Forum and the Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for...
Landscape in Finland - Picture: public domain - Pixabay
This year is celebration year in Finland. The country is celebrating its 100 years of independence. It is also election year because municipal elections will take place in spring. So much activity has diminished the space available to raise awareness among the general public about the ground-breaking progress...
Syrian refugees - a boy and his father. Photo by Meabh Smith from Trócaire (Caritas Ireland)
We are living in times when the space for civil society organisations to influence migration and humanitarian policies is shrinking. Luckily, there are still important political fora where organisations like Caritas can bring the voice of the vulnerable people with whom we work. The Eastern Partnership’s panel on...

Trócaire: living Populorum Progressio through its actions

Trócaire: living Populorum Progressio through its actions
By Stephen Farley Stephen Farley, Development Education Officer at Trócaire, with Gerson Javier Bermúdez, a resident of Choloma in northern Honduras. Javier is a member of the local emergency committee and takes an active role in organising emergency evacuation plans for his community in the event of severe...
Strong Parish Caritas in Georgia – Empowered minority Communities
By Liana Mkheidze Liana Mkheidze is Development and Emergency Program Manager at Charitable Foundation “Caritas Georgia.” Charitable Foundation “Caritas Georgia” from 1994, the very beginning of work in Georgia, was dealing with pure humanitarian aid to vulnerable population, however from year to year Caritas Georgia moved to social-care...
Participation as a way for promoting integral human development
By Michele Trabucco Michele Trabucco is manager of European projects in Caritas of Veneto, works for the institutional relations at Veneto Region and is a member of European group of Caritas Italy. He holds degrees in theology and in international development and cooperation. “The joys and the hopes,...

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