The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted two years ago, making it an opportune time for a first stocktaking. The SDGs make the central promise to Leave No One Behind and include a dedicated goal to reduce inequalities. Human rights advocates have put great hopes in the SDGs as an instrument for transformative change. But do they bring about the much-needed paradigm shift? Or were the extensive consultations and negotiations much ado about nothing?
At the event, we will launch a special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights on the “Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights: A Critical Early Review” co-edited by Inga Winkler and Carmel Williams. Speakers will focus on monitoring and policies for the way forward with a focus on invisible and marginalized population groups.
- Margaret L. Satterthwaite, NYU Law School
- Kate Donald, Center for Economic and Social Rights
- Sara L. M. Davis, NYU Center for Human Rights & Global Justice
- Mila Rosenthal, United Nations Development Programme & Institute for the Study of Human Rights
- Lauren Barredo, Sustainable Development Solutions Network
- Chaired by Inga Winkler, Institute for the Study of Human Rights
October 16, 5:30-6:30pm – wine and cheese reception to follow
International Affairs Building room 707 (7th floor), corner of Amsterdam Ave and 118th St, Columbia University, New York. Here’s a map.