Tuesday, September 25, 2018

SDGs and Human Rights Cities

Cities worldwide play a key role in both human rights implementation and in meeting sustainable development goals (SDGs).   The upcoming World Human Rights Cities Forum, October 18-21 in South Korea, will explore in-depth the human rights engagement of cities.  Registration information is available here.

A key topic at the conference will be how cities can use a human rights lens to tackle their SDG goals.  There are many resources to help cities implement the SDGs, but very few that specifically address the role of human rights norms in that process. 

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law has developed a guide to assist cities in thinking about how human rights and SDGs intersect, and how embracing human rights at the city level can facilitate SDG achievement.  As the guide explains, human rights cities are particularly well-positioned to serve as international leaders in meeting the SDGs.   

Share this guide with leaders who are addressing these issues in your community!


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