Sustainable development depends on a transformative approach to our lifestyles and the global economy.The Ministerial Declaration at the High-Level Political Forum raises uncertainty over whether these principles will be effectively put into practice.
Caritas at the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development, UN Headquarters, July 9-18, 2018
Caritas is concerned about the wide gap between the Compacts’ intentions and the current policies and practices on the ground.
Wars, disasters, poverty and a lack of city planning and protection of human rights means a large proportion of the world's population doesn’t have access to adequate housing.
Caritas upholds the position that human rights regarding cities and adequate housing should be at the heart of the New Urban Agenda.
The Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) aims to create a training programme for community leaders and pastoral workers in the Amazon region, who have an extensive track record in protection and may thus respond to the challenges highlighted by the Pope.