Tag Archive for sustainable development goals

Zero hunger, food security, improved nutrition, and sustainable agriculture (SDG 2)

2017_01_15_Editorial_Photo1It is disconcerting that in the 21st century, hunger remains a second priority when talking about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – after eradication of extreme poverty, one of the main causes of hunger.

The hunger problem, it would seem, should have been almost overcome, or is experienced only in pockets in certain areas of the world today.  According to the UN World Food Programme however, “some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life.  That’s about one in nine people on earth”, even as notable advancements are achieved in food issues.

Renewing ecological life and mission

2016_06_30_Editorial_Photo1JCAP Reconciliation with Creation team

Beginning with gratitude and reflecting on the letter of Father General Adolfo Nicolás in preparation for the 36th General Congregation, the Reconciling with Creation Reflection workshop recently held at the Culture and Ecology Center in Bendum, Bukidnon, Philippines renewed life and mission for 35 participants from 10 member countries of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP), giving depth to ecological action.

Learning the value of dialogue

12309308_910631825672554_1416449387_n-960x600The first day of the Stockholm Dialogue that we refer to as A call for dialogue between the science of sustainability and values fully confirmed the importance and timeliness of this topic. More than 30 people that included researchers, university professors, members of Jesuit social centres, and young students participated in an intense day in which words like challenge, solidarity, responsibility, communication, and diversity were discussed and examined closely.

2015: turning point for education

education-after-2015-logo91This post has been written by Lucía Rodríguez, team leader of the Core Group of the GIAN Network for the Right to Quality Education.

When I used to study in collegue a literary generation was described as a group of writers bonded by certain a ideology and style in a concrete time period – fifteen years aproximately-. In 2000, fifteen years ago, the General Secretary of United Natios, Koffi Annan, would state to the world that we were the first generation capable of ending with the world poverty.