Breaking the accountability taboo in the post-2015 negotiations

by Kate Donald and the URG team Blog, Contemporary and emerging human rights issues

Late last month at the UN, representatives of all member states gathered to discuss how they would review and monitor progress once implementation of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda begins. For the members of the  Post-2015 Human Rights Caucus , pursuing accountability for post-2015 commitments is a priority, given its centrality to human rights practice and the stark  failure to promote accountability in the context of the MDGs . Therefore members of the Caucus – and many …

Connecting the pillars: Human Rights and the post-2015 agenda

by Naiara Costa and the URG team Blog, By invitation, Contemporary and emerging human rights issues

If you follow the work of the United Nations (UN) you may have already discovered that 2015 seems to be the year for the ‘development’ pillar of the organisation. Three main agreements are expected to be adopted until the end of the year and the complexity of the negotiations are increased by the interconnectedness amongst them. The first agreement is …