The agency will participate in the International Conference on ‘Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ in the Vatican from 7 to 9 March.
It will feed into discussions by presenting examples of relevant data (such as Roma children, violence against children and child poverty) and advocate for a rights-based approach to sustainable development.
The conference aims to contribute to the first-four-yearly review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through a dialogue among experts from the UN, other international organisations and major religions. The discussion will assess the actual implementation of the SDGs at the national level.
It will also focus on the contribution that religion can make to implementing the SDGs and the interreligious commitment to an inclusive sustainable future. Specific sessions will looked at partnership and leaving no one behind.
The conference aims to produce a call with key messages from the discussions to feed into the High Level Political Forum in New York on the 2030 Agenda.
The event is being organised jointly by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.