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UNESCO Chair of Inter-Religious & Inter-Cultural Dialogue

International Symposium 2021-2022

Leaving No One Behind: Water & Inequalities | Part – 1

St. Andrew’s College, Bandra

The PUC Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, in collaboration with the UNESCO Cardinal Paul Poupard Foundation Chair of Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, St. Andrews College, Mumbai, India, hosted an International Symposium

The conference started with the welcome note by PUC President Father Josafa Carlos Sequeira S.J., President of the UNESCO IHP Intergovernmental Council, Prof. Fadi Georges Comair, Prof. Luiz Roberto Cunha, and Adv. Giuseppe Musumeci

Prof. Luiz Roberto Cunha

PUC President Father Josafa Carlos Sequeira S.J.

President of the UNESCO IHP Intergovernmental Council, Prof. Fadi Georges Comair

Adv. Giuseppe Musumeci

Mr. Garegin Tosunyan spoke about the importance of the financial sector in fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He discussed how appropriate financial resource management may aid in the creation of a sustainable environment for all.

Mr. Alexander Otte spoke about the social and cultural dimensions of water. He discussed the sociological obstacles to delivering water to all people and how they can be overcome.

Mr. Anil Patil lectured about the importance of water management in reducing poverty. He offered a brief description of how efficient water management would result in increased supplies and jobs, which would aid in poverty reduction.

Prof. Rogerio Ribeirio De Olivera discussed the state of Rio de Janeiro’s forests and how human encroachment has impacted them. He discussed how woods are vital to human survival and how they should be protected.

Prof. Rafael Soares Goncalves discussed the Rain calamity in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro. He described how these calamities affect people and the environment. He also informed them about the City’s Hillsides Community Reforestation Project.

Prof. Sebastian M. Micheal led us through a case study on economic development and cultural adjustment. He discussed how ecological differences between cultures have an impact on water supplies and produce inequity among humans.

Mr. Wivine Matipa spoke about the global efforts to reduce poverty. In an essay, he explained the subject. He discussed the efforts that have been taken and that can be taken to reduce poverty.

Prof. Maria Sarah Telles shared an analysis of the fight against inequalities in Brazil. She gave an insight about the progress in the steps undertaken to tackle this issue and the challenges faced in the process.

Prof. Lidwin Dias discussed the various job prospects in the field of social work. She discussed the various employment opportunities available in the workplace for the benefit of society. As a result, community support is encouraged.

Prof. Inez Stampa and Nilza Rogerio Nunes discussed the insecure job situation in Brazil. They described how the covid-19 epidemic had an impact on the lives of those who worked in unstable jobs.

Finally, the Symposium ended with a Thank you note by Prof. Luiz Roberto Cunha