The Sustainable Development Goals (hereinafter SDGs) are an initiative of the United Nations, consisting of 17 objectives and 169 goals, among which are mitigating the effects of climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption and peace, among others.
Searching for alliances to achieve the SDGs is another of the objectives pursued and one of the reasons why the different Portuguese and Spanish foundations decided to hold the 10th Meeting of Spanish-Portuguese Foundations.
The meeting began with the presentations of several personalities from the third sector, the president of the Spanish Association of Foundations, Javier Nadal and the President of the Portuguese Center of Foundations, María Do Céu Ramos, followed by outstanding members of the Junta de Extremadura.
One highlight was the presentation by Cristina Gallach Figueras, High Commissioner for the 2030 Agenda of the Government of Spain, where she highlighted the great remodeling carried out in order for Spain to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and also emphasized the need to end poverty in Spain, ending by appreciating the commitment of all those present toward SDGs.
Throughout the day, 20 foundations, both Spanish and Portuguese, presented their foundational aims before all others and how they intended to contribute actively to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
From here at the Canis Majoris Foundation, we firmly believe in the purpose of the 2030 Agenda and that is why we work each and every day, to bring our society closer to fulfilling these objectives. Our relationship with neighboring foundations has to be a growing one, so that we all advance towards a more just and tolerant society.
Finally, we would like to thank the organizers of the event who made the meeting possible and where they have managed to create alliances and points in common with other entities.