Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals
A project examining the interplay between human rights and the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
- Project status
- Justice, Rights & Equality
In 2015, the world committed itself to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Agenda, an ambitious 15-year programme to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions. In a crucial step forward, the SDGs also make an explicit commitment to protect human rights. The relationship between binding human rights norms and the SDG agenda, however, remains contentious. This project seeks to explore how human rights and the SDGs can work better together to further substantive gender equality.
Project outputs include a series of blogs and podcasts:
- Brenda Kelly: When the Law is Not Enough: International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM
- Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado: Conservative Mobilisation in Latin America and its Impacts on Women's and Adolescents' Human Rights
- Jaakko Kuosmanen: Taking the Backseat? Strategic Utilisation of Human Rights in the Implementation of SDGs
- Camilla Pickles: Gaining More from Human Rights: Access to Health Care and Surviving Childbirth is not Enough.
- Olivier de Schutter: on how human rights and the SRGs can work together to achieve gender equality
- Isabel Jaramillo Sierra: on development issues that disproportionately affect women and girls
- Brenda Kelly: on the practice of female genital mutilation
- Meghan Cambell: on women, poverty and equality.
Working Together: Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals and Gender Equality
The British Academy
A report highlighting the central differences between a human rights approach to gender equality and that of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, and positing that there are nevertheless crucial spaces for synergies between the two systems.
Working Paper: Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals and Gender Equality
Dr Meghan Campbell
A background paper setting out the complex multi-layered accountability structure at the UN.