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