Nonetheless, in spite of its shortcomings, we have been tracking with and involved in different aspects of the UN work for the last several years (including global mental health, humanitarian psychology, and sustainable development). This experience has and continues to shape our understanding of Global Integration, the missio Dei, and above all, the very vulnerable and needy in our world. We are convinced of the crucial opportunities--and moral responsibilities--that are before us all via the Sustainable Development Agenda highlighted in this entry. We also strongly believe that personal transformation is necessary for there to be transformation at all levels of society (principles, resolutions, policies are important yet not enough). So we say again, as we have in previous entries, there is no health and development without moral health and moral development.
1. The current five minute overview report, "This Week at the UN." Link below.
Want to watch more? In addition to the many archived speeches from other world leaders, Here is Obama's speech the next day at the UN General Assembly Debates (28 Septembr 2015).
Personally, we are inspired and hopeful, challenged and aware of the tough road ahead for the SDGs' implementation. As Barak Obama said yesterday to over 150 world leaders and to all of us: "This is not just the job of politicians; it is the job of all of us." Yep. From the global trenches to the global towers and everything local in-between.