Dec 15 2017
Past event

Launch of the report: ‘Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals – Pursuing Synergies’

On 15th December the Permanent Missions of Azerbaijan, Chile, Denmark, Ecuador, Fiji, Luxembourg, Portugal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Thailand, and Uruguay, with the support of the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Universal Rights Group, launched a report on: ‘Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals – Pursuing Synergies.’

On 29th June 2017, the Group of Friends organised an open-ended meeting in Satigny, Switzerland, to discuss how to leverage the interdependent and mutually reinforcing nature of human rights and sustainable development. The Satigny meeting gathered more than 130 people, including high-level representatives and delegates from Geneva permanent missions, government institutions, UN agencies, national human rights institutions and civil society. 

The report that was launched on the 15th December provides the summary of that meeting, including conclusions and next steps. It seeks to ‘unpack’ the issues related to the convergence of the human rights agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in order to contribute to the realisation of both agendas in a integrated and mutually reinforcing manner. 

The full report can be read here and is available in three languages.