Gender Equality through Economic Development (with Isabel C. Jaramillo Sierra)

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Interviewee: Olivier De Schutter

Olivier de Schutter Co-Chair, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Centre for Philosophy of Law (CPDR) Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Legal Sciences (JUR-I), University of Louvain (UCL)

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Interviewer: Kira Allmann

Kira Allmann is the OxHRH Communications Director and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford. Her current research focuses on digital inequality, exploring community-driven grassroots solutions to closing the digital divide. She leads several research projects, using ethnographic methods to study the role of community-owned internet networks, local digital skills training, and public internet access points in promoting digital inclusion. Kira is also a research partner of the Whose Knowledge? campaign, which works to center the knowledge of marginalized communities on the web. She completed her DPhil in Oriental Studies (Islamic World) at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and also holds an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies (University of Oxford) and a B.A. in Government and Linguistics (The College of William and Mary).

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In September 2015, the UN adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all people. These are the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to be realised by 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals replace and build on the Millennium Development Goals, and they make some important changes to the development agenda. One significant update is that they include an overt commitment to human rights for the first time. But what will the relationship between human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals look like in practice? How can human rights inform a more ethical and humane path to economic development?

**This episode is part of a special series on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, funded by the British Academy.**

Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)
Interview(s) with: Olivier de Schutter (Université catholique de Louvain)
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

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