Joint “Faith-based Action Framework” announced on September 24

The Faith-based Action Framework to End Extreme Poverty and Realize the SDGs was announced on September 24 at the “Meeting the Moral Imperative to End Extreme Poverty and Advance the SDGs” in New York City.

This joint output builds upon the momentum generated by several multi-sectoral initiatives to increase faith engagement in ending extreme poverty and realizing the SDGs, including the Moral Imperative Initiative, the Donor-UN-FBO (DUF) Collaboration, and the Religion & Sustainable Development conference.

The meeting is co-hosted by numerous faith-based and religious organizations and partners, including the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, and is co-sponsored by the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion & Development and the World Bank Group.

Three Commitments: Evidence, Collaboration, and Advocacy
The Framework focuses on three core commitments for action:

  1. The commitment to generate and be guided by evidence
  2. The commitment to advocate by engaging the moral authority of religious leaders and their substantial constituencies
  3. The commitment to foster more effective collaboration between religious and other development actors, including governments, the World Bank Group, the United Nations, and the private sector.

The Framework is a working document that will be discussed and refined during a strategy session of FBO and religious leaders on the 24 September just prior to a High Level Event. In this session, religious leaders will share the Framework with UN, World Bank Group and government officials.

More details on the Framework are available online:

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