Elevating Human Dignity: JENA’s Advocacy at UNGA 78 for Health, and Education Equity in Africa
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Elevating Human Dignity: JENA’s Advocacy at UNGA 78 for Health, and Education Equity in Africa

Charlie Chilufya, S.J, The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) and partners actively participated in the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, which commenced on 12th September 2023. Our engagements and dialogues were pivotal, emphasizing the urgent needs and developmental goals of Africa in health, education, and...

Enlargement of G20 to G21: Setting the Tone for the 2023 SDG Summit’s Pursuit of Global Justice
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Enlargement of G20 to G21: Setting the Tone for the 2023 SDG Summit’s Pursuit of Global Justice

By Thomas Pogge As world leaders convene at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the eagerly awaited Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit from 18th to 19th September 2023, the global governance landscape has witnessed a transformative change: the African Union’s landmark inclusion into the G20. Founded in 1999, in the wake of the...

Africa Talks Hard at the New Global Financing Pact Summit
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Africa Talks Hard at the New Global Financing Pact Summit

By: Charlie Chilufya, S.J. After intense deliberation at the New Global Financing Pact summit in Paris that closed yesterday, the narrative emerging from Africa and the Global South paints a story of both hope and frustration. Spearheaded by French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit aimed to redefine fiscal relationships between high-income nations and countries grappling...

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Building a Sustainable Future in Africa.

Mukami Irungu JENA, advocates sustainable development and inclusive governance. It has highlighted six thematic areas in which attention is required for the continent to achieve sustainable development. a) Governance and Inclusive Political InvolvementGovernance and inclusive political involvement are essential for Africa’s long-term development. It is critical to guarantee that democratic procedures are transparent and accountable...

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The Russia—Ukraine War: Implications for Africa

In recent weeks, I have been teaching a course in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences called Introduction to International Relations. And in the context of this course I have taught a topic called “Just War Theory”. All this has happened while the Russia-Ukraine war is still raging on. In our class discussions, we...

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The Letter – “The Cry of the Earth, the Cry of the Poor.”

By Charlie Chilufya, S.J Tomorrow, YouTube Originals will release the grand documentary film, The Letter, telling the story of the Laudato Si’ encyclical letter and the unfolding ecological emergency of our time and how it represents the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. The Letter is the fruit of a few years of work of the Laudato Si’ Movement in partnership with Off the Fence (Oscar-winning producers of My Octopus...

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We Met Pope Francis, Our Hearts were Burning Within Us!

By Mwansa Chalo, My name is Mwansa Chalo, a young African economist and entrepreneur participating in the Economy of Francesco 2022 event in Assisi, Italy.  Looking back to this morning’s encounter with Pope Francis, I am hearing the words of the disappointed disciples who met the risen Lord reverberate in me: “Were not our hearts burning...

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A Chance to Stand Behind Africa in a Moment of Unprecedented Challenge

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah   |   June 24, 2022   |  Barron’s The 2022 G7 leaders’ summit began on Sunday in Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian Alps and was set to conclude today, Tuesday 28 July. The summit is taking place at a time of great global upheaval and uncertainty but more so for Africa. Two African countries, Senegal and...

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Stockholm +50

By Bryan P Galligan, S.J In early June 1972, world leaders met in Stockholm, Sweden for the first-ever global conference on the environment and sustainable development. This past week, the UN system returned to Stockholm after 50 years for a global stock-take on the progress made since then, and to give leaders an opportunity to...