UNESCO Code: 5310
Human Development, Funding, Sustainable Development Goals, Poverty, Inequalities
Relevant characteristics of the research group (description of the group's activity):
In 2015, the United Nations approved the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development together with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It is a comprehensive and universal agenda in which all countries, companies, universities and citizens are involved so that progress and well-being, compatible with the environment, guarantee integral human development without leaving anyone behind, living in poverty and social exclusion.
The research group aims to analyse what policies, tools, programmes or projects contribute efficiently to the achievement of these Goals, specially from the field of international funding. Through foreing investment, remittance of emigrants, taxes and transfers or official financial aid for development, developing countries and people actively seeking a better life situation can find the resources and the "little push" needed to make progress in achieving the life projects that they have reason to consider valuable. This is the conception of human development shared by both the United Nations and Christian Social Thought.
By putting people at the centre of economic and financial activity, it is possible to build a "common home" where we can reduce unjust inequalities, move towards more sustainable production systems incorporating future generations, and provide ourselves with an international financial and fiscal system with shared and differentiated responsibilities between those who have the most and can contribute (or reduce) and those who need the most.
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