How faith can support the Sustainable Development Goals
The World Economic Forum
The conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda at the end of this year will herald in the post 2015 framework, providing the basis for development beyond 2015. An all encompassing consultative process to delineate the essentials for development that is sustainable is expected to culminate in September when the UN General assembly will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set out an exhaustive blueprint for international development that is focused around the three major pillars of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. Much has changed over the last fifteen years with the financial crisis in the Eurozone and MENA impacting the availability of Official Development Assistance. The post 2015 process has identified and is seeking to tap, amongst others, new sources of funding from non-traditional donors, including Faith Based Organisations (FBOs).
Ashmawey. M, Mahmood. S (2015), How faith can support the Sustainable Development Goals, World Economic Forum [Online], available at: https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/08/how-faith-can-support-the-sustainable-development-goals/