On May 22, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN gave an intervention during the Forum on Financing for Development taking place at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York.
In its statement, the Holy See spoke about the need for a greater sense of solidarity and responsibility for justice in coordinating financing efforts to achieve integral human development. Concretely keeping the human person in the center of development efforts is central, it said, quoting Pope Francis’ call for “concrete ideas and decisive actions that will benefit all people.” There’s a particular need to reform protectionist trade systems and inhibitions to technology transfers. Markets alone are insufficient, it added, but must be guided by solidarity and social justice.
The statement can be found here.