10.05.2019

Documentation online: "Religions and the SDGs. Listening to the cry of the earth and of the poor"

The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has compiled reports and supporting documents from the conference held in the Vatican in March 2019.

The collection of documents compiled by The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development can be found here. The publishers have announced to add on to the documents over the course of the next weeks.

The idea of a joint Vatican and United Nations event centered on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was first discussed by the leaders of this conference in 2015 (when the United Nations General Assembly approved the Global Goals and framework), and it culminated in this ambitious three day event, held at Vatican City and organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The joint leaders were Cardinal Turkson and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and Michael Möller, Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. One highlight of the conference was an address by Pope Francis to the over 500 participants on on March 8th.

Please find the full report on the conference by Prof. Katherine Marshall here.