Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are two sides of the same coin: Progress towards one will unequivocally yield progress towards the other2. We have a wealth of data, information, stakeholders and actors contributing to both aims. We also have parallel human rights and SDG systems that sometimes intersect – even though this may manifest itself differently in different countries. As we approach the midpoint on the road to 2030 with the SDGs severely off track, the questions before us are: • Will we link human rights to the SDGs and go beyond this to utilize a human rights based approach as an enabler of the SDGs making the central promise of the 2030 Agenda a reality? • Will we turn human rights data into development intelligence to identify entry points for transformative change? • Will we strengthen integration of human rights and sustainable development systems to not only boost efficiencies but to promote inclusive outcomes? We have the knowledge, experiences and tools at our disposal — it is now up to us to act.

Human Rights and SDG systems integration: Beyond linkages, data and efficiency to leave no one behind

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  • Brian Migowe
  • Chelsea Shelton
  • Sarah Rattray

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Date: January 2024

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Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are two sides of the same coin: Progress towards one will unequivocally yield progress towards the other2. We have a wealth of data, information, stakeholders and actors contributing to both aims. We also have parallel human rights and SDG systems that sometimes intersect – even though this may manifest itself differently in different countries. As we approach the midpoint on the road to 2030 with the SDGs severely off track, the questions before us are: • Will we link human rights to the SDGs and go beyond this to utilize a human rights based approach as an enabler of the SDGs making the central promise of the 2030 Agenda a reality? • Will we turn human rights data into development intelligence to identify entry points for transformative change? • Will we strengthen integration of human rights and sustainable development systems to not only boost efficiencies but to promote inclusive outcomes? We have the knowledge, experiences and tools at our disposal — it is now up to us to act.

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