Kosmos Journal a print and online journal for transformational thinking, policy, aesthetic beauty and collective wisdom has a Facebook page. You can access it HERE A recent post asks ‘If the Sustainable Development goals are based on growth economics will they work?’ The posted YouTube asks some reflective questions. The video clip is entitled Inviting you to share your thoughts.
October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The theme of the day is ‘Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination’. The 2 page concept note for the day can be read HERE
A quote from the concept note ‘The economic and social policies, strategies and priorities adopted during the last decades that have contributed to environmental degradation, unsustainable growth, unparalleled inequalities and social injustice must be changed or abandoned. We must distinguish between activities that should be nurtured because they meet the basic needs of all citizens and are sustainable, and those activities that must be discouraged because they only meet gratuitous needs or are not sustainable. In particular, Governments must ensure that those in extreme poverty are no longer compelled to work at the lowest wages and/or in the most difficult conditions, where there is neither job security nor social protection.’