Asia-Pacific member organisations participate in Sustainable Development Goals training
From 27 November 27 through 1 December 2017, members and partners from Pax Christi International met in Manila where they participated in a training on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) facilitated by the International Secretariat. The training was made possible through the help of UNESCO. Participants came from Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, India, Japan, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand.
During the different sessions, it became clear that our members and partners in the Asia Pacific region are contributing highly to almost all of the SDGs through their courageous work with communities on behalf of human rights as well as their advocacy work. While SDG 16 ("Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels") is central to the work of our movement, important contributions are also happening with regard to SDGs on quality education (SDG 4), gender equality (SDG 5), reduced inequalities (SDG 10), and climate action (SDG 13).
As a follow-up of the training, we will be publishing a booklet, ‘Pax Christi International Guide: Contributing to the SDGs in the Asia-Pacific Region’, in the coming weeks. The publication will include input and pictures from the various sessions. In the booklet examples will be given of the work being done by our members and partners in the Asia-Pacific region contributing to the different SDGs.
A sampling of videos is below...