Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, delivered one talk to the Global Responsibility 2030 conference meeting in Bad Honnef, Germany on Saturday on 5 March 2016. The Cardinal’s talk was entitled The MDGs and the Post-2015-Process as a challenge for the Universal Church and discussed Catholic social teaching, integral ecology and sustainable development.
Extreme poverty was ended for more than one billion people through efforts under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to the final edition of the MDGs Report. The 2015 report highlights achievements in access to drinking water, universal primary education, child and maternal health, gender equality and eliminating hunger, among others. However, the report also underscores the need for more work as part of the post-2015 development agenda and the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable people are not left behind.