Challenges for international community

In collaboration with more than 130 international NGOs that have also a consultative status with the United Nations (UN), KOLPING INTERNATIONAL calls upon the community of states to strive for sustainable global change in a post-COVID-19 future.

In the 75th anniversary year of the United Nations in 2020, the international community is facing enormous challenges. Referring to the proclamation entitled “COVID-19 Recovery: Building Back Better“, Dr. Markus Demele, General Secretary of KOLPING INTERNATIONAL underlined: “We must not give up on our goal of achieving a carbon-neutral world economy that makes it possible for all people in the world to live a life of dignity and freedom.“ To read this proclamation, please click here

Any measures taken to stimulate the world economy must serve primarily the most vulnerable and the poorest of the poor in the world. “More than ever before, a strong United Nations has the duty to remind all governments of their responsibility to realize that problems cannot be solved by single nations going it alone”, Markus Demele points out and he adds that international partnerships that feel committed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals provide the basis for a future that makes life worth living for all people no matter what continent they live on.