Italy and the G7 summit: is the 2030 agenda already losing momentum?
It is now almost 2 years since all countries approved the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. This approval marked an important milestone in the world’s history. It was the first time that all leading nations acknowledged the impact of human activity on climate...

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...
Paris climate agreement: time to move from promises to action
Today, on Mother Earth Day, the Paris climate agreement opens for signatures in New York. Four months after the closing of the Paris climate conference, the international community is taking another fundamental step towards the effective implementation...

SDGs: The battle for social justice continues

SDGs: The battle for social justice continues
It has been quite a long time since the international and the European communities started to brainstorm about the future of the Millennium Development Goals. These last 15 years definitely marked a new era surrounded by petitions, international campaigns, activism and the building up of new networks and...
Caritas directors calls on the European Union to fight poverty with a clear agenda for Post-2015
Caritas Europa statement from the Regional Conference 2013 Brussels, May 27 2013 - Directors of 49 Caritas organisations in Europe call on the European Council to show clear commitment – at its upcoming meeting on 27-28 May 2013 – to fight poverty around...

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