Strengthen the means of implementation and global partnership
Lenten Meditations 2916 (6+7)
That the world community could agree together on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was surely an important step ahead. But the true challenge will be to implement them. To do this presupposes a deep commitment for the global common good beyond national interests, a strong political will and sufficient financial means. World summits tend to produce impressive papers, but often fail to provide the needed means to realise the proposals. The financial needs of developing countries for development of infrastructure and effective institutions, for education and health services, are enormous, not to mention the huge cost of adapting to climate change. Only if the richer countries are ready to live more frugally and to share from their abundance can the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 be realised over the next 15 years.
AEJN listens to the voice of Africa... brings this voice to the EU, and insists on the right and the respon-sibility of Africans to make their own policy for development. AEFJN lobbies the European Union and member states to promote sustainable development in Africa; monitors the impact in Africa of EU policies and agreements and promotes socio-economic strategies that take into account the views of African people for a sustainable development. Many of the Religious Orders are part of it, including the Franciscans.
Andreas Müller OFM
Lenten Meditations's 6+7
In Memory of Br. Anton Rotzetter OFMCap
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