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.
This series includes stories about these goals and sisters working to achieve them.
The U.N.'s structure is outdated and unwieldy, and it faces financial challenges and remains in thrall to its most powerful members, like the United States, writes Sr. Margaret Scott in her recently published Gospel Women at the United Nations.
With recommendations that "pave the way for governments to engage and invest differently," the March 11-22 U.N. Commission on the Status of Women affirmed support for social protections that help in global efforts to end gender discrimination.