Realising rights through the sustainable development goals: The role of national human rights institutions

This briefing paper focuses on the distinct contributions that NHRIs can make to the sustainable development agenda. It outlines the importance of the SDGs for human rights and highlights a number of specific opportunities for NHRIs to effectively fulfil their role in the context of the new global development agenda, sharing examples of development-related work from a number of institutions in all regions.

Rapport du Secrétaire général : Question de la réalisation, dans tous les pays, des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels

Dans le présent rapport, le Secrétaire général met en relief le caractère convergent des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels et du cadre dans lequel s’inscrivent les objectifs de développement durable, et souligne combien il est important de respecter les principes de l’égalité, de la non-discrimination et de la responsabilité et d’appliquer une approche des données qui soit fondée sur les droits de l’homme afin de pouvoir mettre en œuvre le Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030 conformément aux obligations des États en vertu du droit international.

L’Importance du financement : Une boîte à outils sur le financement intérieur de l’éducation

Cette boîte à outils a été produite par la Campagne mondiale pour l’éducation (CME) en collaboration avec ActionAid International (AAI) et l’Internationale de l’Éducation (IE), et avec le financement du Partenariat mondial pour l’éducation (GPE). Elle vise à aider les organisations de la société civile et les défenseurs de l’éducation dans les pays à revenu faible et intermédiaire à plaider et faire campagne sur les questions liées au financement de l’éducation, un domaine d’intérêt stratégique du mouvement de la CME.

Who will be accountable? Human rights and the post-2015 development agenda

Who Will Be Accountable? Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda explains that embedding accountability into the very DNA of the post-2015 sustainable development architecture will be critical to ensure the new plan ensures political commitments made at the international level actually result in policy changes on the ground. The publication examines accountability gaps that have impeded realisation of global and national development goals thus far.

From Disparity to Dignity: Tackling economic inequality through the Sustainable Development Goals

The aim of this briefing is to propose a human rights-centered policy agenda to tackle economic inequality and the social inequalities it reinforces. It sets out to illustrate how human rights can provide both a normative framework and a set of accountability mechanisms to accelerate success in meeting this most cross-cutting of sustainable development goals.

Implementing the Right to Education: A Compendium of Practical Examples

The publication is a compilation of practical examples of measures taken by Member States in implementing the provisions of the UNESCO Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education - considered a cornerstone of Education 2030. 

The examples are taken from national reports submitted to UNESCO for the Eighth Consultation of Member States on the implementation of these two international instruments.

Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Futures For All

The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, shows the potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). It also shows that education needs a major transformation to fulfill that potential and meet the current challenges facing humanity and the planet. There is an urgent need for greater headway in education. On current trends, the world will achieve universal primary education in 2042, universal lower secondary education in 2059 and universal upper secondary education in 2084.

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