A photo taken March 5, 2019, shows Villa 31, a populous and marginalized neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina. World Day of the Poor is observed Nov. 17. (CNS/Reuters/Magali Druscovich)
The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.
Goal 1 is "No Poverty." As the UN puts it: "Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality."
This series highlights some of the work sisters are doing around the world to eradicate poverty.
Sr. Helen Amos has put the well-being of the community at the heart of her ministry. She has been a teacher, health care administrator, community leader and advocate for those experiencing homelessness.
More than 1.6 billion people worldwide live in substandard housing. Of those, at least 150 million have no home at all. In this special series, A Place to Call Home, Global Sisters Report is focusing on women religious helping people who are homeless or lack adequate shelter. This is the first part, an overview of the issue.
Sr. Margaret O'Dwyer, who represents the Company of the Daughters of Charity at the U.N., said the survey "can help influence where NGOs, governments, the private sector, or the U.N. might focus efforts in the future.