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The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGs) provides a framework for our work with the United Nations. Transforming our World: the SDGs with its 17 goals mobilizes our energies in education, awareness raising and advocacy. Women and children are our specific areas of concern and act as a lens through which we address areas such as the Eradication of Poverty, Education for Global Citizenship, Trafficking in Persons, Gender Equality, Financing for Development.

The SDGs and Pope Francis’s encyclical ‘Laudato Si,’ two landmark documents of our time, were instituted in 2015. While they embody a different lens, they have the common goals of ending poverty and leaving no one behind. We consider ‘Laudato Si’ as a moral charter for the SDGs. 

Mary Ward International (MWI) is the fund and friend-raising mission of the Institute. It seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships amongst the IBVM/CJ global network of members, co-workers, past pupils, present students, friends and connections to assist with development works around the world.