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Just Published: New Volume on Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights

Book_Cover_Sustainable_Development_Goals_and_Human_RightsThe 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals and international human rights are connected to each other in many different ways. The contributions of this open-access book analyse this interdependency by addressing different perspectives, including fight against poverty, health, gender equality, working conditions, climate change, and the role of public and private actors in implementing the SDGs (by GPF executive director Jens Martens). The chapters indicate how the implementation of human rights and SDGs can reinforce each other, but also point to critical shortcomings of the different approaches.







December 4, 2019 | Kaltenborn, Krajewski, Kuhn (eds.)

Just Published: Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights

This open access book analyses the interplay of sustainable development and human rights from different perspectives including fight against poverty, health, gender equality, working conditions, climate change and the role of private actors.

Specifically, the book shows the strong connections between human rights and the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Already the preamble of this document explicitly states that “the 17 Sustainable Development Goals ... seek to realise the human rights of all”. Moreover, several goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda correspond to already existing individual human rights obligations. The contributions of this volume therefore also address how the implementation of human rights and SDGs can reinforce each other, but also point to critical shortcomings of the different approaches.

You can download the book via open-access here.

 

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