October 1, 2015
The Health and Human Rights Journal has posted a summary of the SDG series blogs that appeared in September on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the right to health. The blogs consistently lament the lack of cohesion and lack of rights-based approaches in the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda.
The article entitled With SDGs Now Adopted, Human Rights Must Inform Implementation and Accountability summarises the 16 contributions to the series. The authors, by Executive Editor Carmel Williams and Alison Blaiklock, suggest that the hard work for human rights activists must now begin to get human rights-based approaches into implementation and accountability mechanisms. Many contributors to the call for vigilance that SDG initiatives decrease inequality, especially with the private sector’s explicit inclusion as partners.
The full series can be viewed at the journal’s website or on Facebook. Further comments and blogs are welcome!