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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2020

What is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP)? The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) is a day for awareness, activism, and advocacy actions against poverty, marked every year on 17th October. This year’s 2020 IDEP theme is, Acting Together To Achieve Social And Environmental Justice For All. Social and environmental justice ensures a world in which …

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Why Governments Need to “Build Back Better” with Faith Actors in Africa

Africa Faith Leaders Initiative (AFLI) on Agenda 2030 In the beginning: Five years have elapsed since the United Nations adopted the Post-2015 Development Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It was an ambitious agenda yet one that faith actors believed was achievable by the grace of God. The world is at a critical point …

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Preventing Violent Extremism and Promoting Human Rights – the UN approach

In response to the global threat of violent extremism, the United Nations (UN) has adopted a comprehensive approach that involves aligning ongoing interventions with the goals of preventing violent extremism (PVE) while aspiring to use human rights-based approaches as opposed to the conventional hard-security counterterrorism responses. Unfortunately, there has been inadequate research on how the …

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2019

What is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP)? The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP) is a global day of awareness, advocacy and action against poverty, marked every year on 17 October. This year, IDEP takes the theme: Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty. …

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Still Left Behind

Save the Children today launched its seminal report, “Still Left Behind” which tracks the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their outcomes for children. Coinciding with the ongoing United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the report underscores the need for countries and international agencies to take urgent steps to implement the SDG pledge …

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7 Reasons Why Child Poverty Matters (Part 2)

Child Poverty is perhaps the worst form of lack and violence that children in our societies face today. It is estimated that, 1 in every 2 children in our world today are affected by poverty. We give 7 reasons why child poverty deserves urgent attention by each one of us.

From Copper to Gold

The Role of Education and the Contribution of Faith Communities, Part I. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is a personal routine that whenever I travel out of the capital city Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) I make a point of visiting the Baha’i friends and enjoying listening to their personal and communal spiritual journeys. This past month I …

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Beyond Zero Campaign

  Beyond Zero Campaign held a Half Marathon this past weekend, spearheaded by the First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta, with the aim of raising funds to support zero preventable child deaths, zero maternal deaths and zero new HIV infections.  The marathon brought together members of the public, media houses, philanthropists, civil society and the international …

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The Vatican art display on climate change

Our Common Home, the Earth

The Vatican displayed projected images of the natural world on the façade of St. Peter’s Basilica, in St. Peter’s Square on 8th December 2015, during the event, Illuminating Our Common Home: Fiat Lux. The public art display formed a visual story inspired by the themes of climate change, human dignity and the earth’s living creatures …

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