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Reducing inequality (SDG 10) is essential to achieve other SDGs

29 February 2016
Photo credit: un.org

José María Vera The post-2015 development agenda, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  whose overall purpose is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), represents a considerable progress compared with its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) even as a common characteristic is their universality that requires ambition towards structural change....
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The Pope and Tacloban: Social and economic inclusion of the poor in post-disaster response and humanity’s need to reconcile with Creation

15 January 2015
Barangay Anibong, ciudad de Tacloban en Leyte, Filipinas espera la llegada del Papa Francisco. Foto de: Vincent Go for ABS-CBNnews.com

Pedro Walpole The visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines is a religious and deeply cultural occasion. Though he asked for no images of himself to be posted, the country is adorned with images of a man who inspires love, mercy and peace. The sentiment of the people and the hope he inspires combine...
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Teaching poverty, teaching transparency in our business schools

15 August 2013
Impacto del “agribusiness” en un paisaje del Medio-oeste de EUA, Julio de 2013: acuíferos y lechos de ríos secos, los ríos ya no llegan al mar, degradación de la calidad de agua y los ecosistemas. Foto des: P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ Poverty is a topic not often tackled in business schools.  The challenge today is in our willingness to really teach poverty in our schools of business, to teach how poverty is sustained in a neo-liberal economy, or when this economy has its ups and downs and the poor cannot cope or...
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Can forestry work for the poor? An assessment of 11 Asia Pacific countries

15 November 2012
Foto de: FAO-RAP

Dallay Annawi, Sylvia Miclat, Jeremy Broadhead, and Pedro Walpole With the persistence of poverty in many forest areas, the high dependence of the poor on forest resources, and continuing State control of vast areas of forestlands, contributing to poverty alleviation continues to be a critical challenge to the forestry sector in the Asia Pacific...
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From Rio ’92: Sustainable Development to Eco-solidarity

22 June 2012
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Leandro Sequeiros, SJ Twenty years ago, in 1992, amid the “pomp” of the celebrations of the Spanish “discovery” of America, I was fortunate to live in Brazil.  I arrived in Rio a month after the Rio Summit.  It was just memories.  But it caught my attention.  I was already going under an inner process...
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Principles for a Just City

19 June 2012
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Pedro Walpole Though the outcome of higher-level negotiations may be a gray area at this point, there is no doubt to the quality of engagement in the side events.  Nobody should leave Rio without having learned something valuable; it is a vast learning platform.  The Ford Foundation just concluded a valuable session on the...
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