By Ángel Gudiña Canicoba, Don Bosco Network (DBN)
On 26 February, the federation of Salesian development NGOs – Don Bosco Network (DBN) – organized the 5th advocacy meeting for Salesian organizations in Rome, supported by Don Bosco International (DBI). The participants included over 20 representatives of Salesian organisations, including General Councillors for Missions and Youth Ministry, Fr. Guillermo Basañes and Fr. Fabio Attard, who shared their advocacy actions in several fields. Among the topics discussed were the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, with a special focus on organizing the contribution for the Voluntary National Reviews and the HLPF of July 2018. Another key topic was migration with input from the Vatican Migrants’ and Refugees’ Section present in the Holy See document on UN Global Compacts.
DON BOSCO NETWORK (DBN) is a worldwide federation of Salesian development NGOs, formally registered in 2010 in Italy, whose vision, mission and actions are inspired by the values and principles expressed by the Gospel, the Teaching of the Catholic Church under the guidance of the Salesian congregation.