Understanding SDGs

The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, to which our Heads of State and Governments committed themselves in September 2015 at the United Nations, provides a framework aimed at gathering our energies and resources to achieve a life of dignity for all. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) name specific areas of our life that need action in order to make this aspiration become a reality.

The following document highlights the reflections of Sisters in the Congregation of Jesus (CJ) and Institute of the Blessed Virgin
Mary (IBVM) who have contributed to a deeper understanding of SDG 11.

“Making cities safe and sustainable means ensuring access to safe and affordable housing, and upgrading slum settlements. It involves investment in basic services such as safe drinking water and sanitation, nutritious food,
healthcare and family planning, education, culture and access to communication technologies. It also involves investment in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in a way that is both participatory and inclusive.
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