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Seeking accountability for women’s rights through the SDGs: While the dust of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) settles, CESR and UN Women are proud to release a new briefing focusing on the challenges and opportunities for using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve accountability for women’s human rights.

In many respects, the SDGs are a significant improvement on their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals, including in their commitments to gender equality and women’s rights. Yet there is no major advance when it comes to accountability: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the SDGs, provides only for a weak and voluntary process of “follow-up and review”. The 2017 HLPF, which concluded last week, unfortunately

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Seeking accountability for women’s rights through the SDGs: While the dust of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) settles, CESR and UN Women are proud to release a new briefing focusing on the challenges and opportunities for using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve accountability for women’s human rights.
In many respects, the SDGs are a significant improvement on their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals, including in their commitments to gender equality and women’s rights. Yet there is no major advance when it comes to accountability: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the SDGs, provides only for a weak and voluntary process of “follow-up and review”. The 2017 HLPF, which concluded last week, unfortunately Seeking accountability for women’s rights through the SDGs: While the dust of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) settles, CESR and UN Women are proud to release a new briefing focusing on the challenges and opportunities for using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve accountability for women’s human rights.