UN 2030 Agenda needs to be “person-centred”
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development “depends upon going beyond the language of economics and statistics,” and that “considerations of a moral, spiritual and religious dimension cannot be ignored” said the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations recently……..
Vatican: Spiritual dimensions cannot be ignored in sustainable development.
Archbishop Bernardito Auza, said the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:
“depends upon going beyond the language of economics and statistics,” adding that “considerations of a moral, spiritual and religious dimension cannot be ignored without serious detriment to the person’s development.”
“Starting from this principle of equal dignity, a new person-centered paradigm in development emerges, making everyone, including the poor and the marginalized, active agents rather than passive beneficiaries of development,” the Vatican diplomat said on Tuesday.
“Sustainable development will always be a public-private partnership, requiring both honest government and equally honest businesses,” – Archbishop Auza concluded – “Both require leaders who can inspire and direct these institutions, their systems and their practices. My delegation therefore encourages national efforts, particularly in developing countries, that foster both the good governance and honest entrepreneurship that sustain and foster integral human development.”