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Why the UN are looking at Zakat to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has announced a joint project with the National Zakat Foundation Worldwide (NZF Worldwide) to develop a Zakat funds framework towards achieving a better and more sustainable future for all, in the fight against worldwide hunger and poverty.

As the Cost of Living Crisis escalates and people’s suffering worsens, this landmark project will be led by NZF Worldwide to achieve some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in Somalia. These SDG’s were created as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, including the goal of achieving no hunger and zero poverty.

Azim Kidwai, Director of NZF Worldwide says: “NZF Worldwide will work with local authorities, Islamic scholars and other stakeholders including the central bank of Somalia, on how to collect and deploy Zakat to the neediest.”

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