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Leveraging Human Rights Mechanisms to Improve SDG Follow-up and Review

This new paper by Birgitte Feiring and Saionara König-Reis explains how national and global human rights mechanisms can strengthen the monitoring and review of the 2030 Agenda.

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Publication:Leveraging Human Rights Mechanisms to Improve SDG Follow-up and Review
Type:Making the HLPF More Inclusive
Issue:2
Author:Birgitte Feiring and Saionara König-Reis
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The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was the culmination of a multi-stakeholder process that was unique in length, complexity and inclusiveness. It resulted in a universal roadmap for change that in many ways renewed commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights. The synergies between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and human rights frameworks should be drawn upon when considering ways to improve the global follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda.

This paper explains how human rights principles underpin the Agenda, why a human rights-based approach is necessary in its implementation, and how global and national human rights mechanisms could be leveraged to strengthen SDG monitoring and review at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF).

Making the HLPF More Inclusive


This publication is part of a paper series that aims to contribute with reflections on how the HLPF process can become more inclusive of a broad range of stakeholders and more purposefully focused on the implementation of the principle of leaving no one behind.

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