Sustainable Development Goals and human rights

In September 2015, UN Member States adopted an ambitious new global framework – the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the centre of the Agenda are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 goals and 169 targets across social, economic and environmental areas of sustainable development, which UN Member States have committed to making a reality over the next 15 years.

These commitments are in many ways linked to states’ human rights obligations. This briefing paper provides  few ideas on how sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) advocates could rely on their countries’ human rights obligations to advance the implementation of the SDGs.