Press releases

June 28, 2017
High-Level SDG Action Event on Education

On June 28, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, gave an intervention during the High-Level SDG Action Event to promote universal access to quality education.

In its statement, the Holy See Mission said building a culture of respect, esteem, sincere listening, and solidarity through education can aid in the response to the many injustices the SDGs seek to remedy. Pope Francis has recently inaugurated a Vatican office called the Scholas Occurrentes Foundation, which consists of a network of half a million schools in 190 countries working to promote a culture of encounter for peace through education, technology, art, and sport.

The statement can be found here.