Press releases

July 17, 2017
Mobilizing Religious Communities to End Poverty and Promote Peace

On July 17, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See Mission to the United Nations, delivered an intervention on the theme of "Mobilizing Religious Communities to Act with Solidarity and Shared Responsibility to End Poverty and Promote Peace" at a side Event hosted by Religions for Peace during the 2017 High Level Political Forum.

In his statement, Archbishop Auza highlighted the ethical basis for development, and said members of religious communities and faith-based organizations who work on the ground to promote peace, provide healthcare and healthcare, uphold the dignity of women, care for the environment, and alleviate poverty, serve as the leaven for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  He called for religious leaders to partner with one another, as well as the international community, to implement the SDGs with the human person at the center.

His statement can be found here.