Human Rights, Participation and the 2030 Agenda

Mandeep Tiwana - 13th February 2019

Four years into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, embedded human rights principles are under strain. Frank and open dialogue at the UN can help shine a spotlight on unfulfilled promises. This January, the UN organised a much-needed dialogue in Geneva on the link between human rights and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The discussion’s […]

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Taking the backseat? Strategic utilisation of human rights in the implementation of SDGs

Jaakko Kuosmanen - 17th March 2018

Human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are closely entwined. The text of the Agenda declares that human rights constitute the foundation and the aim of development. It states that the Agenda is grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international human rights treaties, and that the SDGs seek “to realize the […]

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