Date of Meeting: 6 February 2018

Meeting Organizer: 56th Commission for Social Development

ISJC Staff Present: Captain Aron Wambua

Reporter: Captain Aron Wambua

Which SDG does this topic cover? 1, 3, 4, 6

Type of meeting: Informational meeting

Brief summary of presentation of information made

  • The gap between the rich and poor is widening drastically, and the social policies about eradicating poverty need to be translated to reality in local communities.
  • For us to have a resilient community without poverty we need to listen to the vulnerable people who are within that community.
  • We need also to enable them to participate in our social programmes.
  • Religious leaders should get involved for the accountability and transparency.
  • In all poverty eradicating programmes, we need to have a holistic approach.
  • We should also address the other SDGs like education, health services and sanitation as they are all inter-related, and be innovative in our approach.

What was of particular significance to share with The Salvation Army globally?

The Salvation Army, being a Christian organisation, should continue to be more responsive to eradicate poverty in our societies.

We should encourage one another to be a good stewards and do something so as to meet the SDGs from a faith-based perspective.

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Tags: United Nations, SDG1: No Poverty, SDG4: Quality Education, SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being, SDG6: Clean Water and Sanitation