ABOUT THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Human rights are essential to achieving sustainable development that leaves no one behind and are central to all its three dimensions - social, environmental, and economic. This is reflected in the transformative ambition of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda), which seeks "to realize the human rights of all'" and is firmly anchored in human rights principles and standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the international human rights treaties.
The 2030 Agenda puts the principles of equality and non-discrimination at its heart, with a commitment to 'leave no one behind' and 'reach those furthest behind first' and two dedicated goals on combating discrimination and inequalities (SDG 5 on gender equality and SDG 10 on inequalities within and between countries) as well as a cross-cutting commitment to data.
OUR WORK ON THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
OHCHR has made a strong contribution to the integration of human rights throughout the process to define the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs and seeks to ensure that strategies and policies to implement the 2030 Agenda are human rights-based and leave no one behind.
As part of our mission, we work with States, other parts of the UN development system, national human rights institutions (NHRIs), civil society and other stakeholders in the following areas:
Providing human rights analysis and content through OHCHR field presences to national sustainable development strategies and plans including via UN Common Country Analyses and Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks.
Advocating that the “data revolution” for sustainable development fully embraces not only human rights-sensitive indicators, but also a human rights-based approach to the collection, production, analysis and dissemination of data. OHCHR serves as the "custodian agency" for SDG indicators 16.1.2, 16.10.1, 16.a.1, and 10.3.1./16.b.1.
Assisting Member States and other stakeholders to ensure the 2030 Agenda follow-up and review processes at the national, regional, and global level are gender-sensitive and apply a human rights-based lens, leveraging the synergies between the human rights and the sustainable development processes and structures.
The Addis Ababa Agenda for Action, adopted at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa in July 2015, provides the basis for a revitalized global partnership for sustainable development. The latter document outlines the resources - financial and other - and the partnerships, needed to achieve the SDGs.