Human Rights and Sustainable Development Working Group

 

 

Objectives

The Working Group on ‘Human Rights and Sustainable Development’ (Working Group) explores the legal, policy and operational links between human rights and sustainable development, focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 16. It will also be looking into issues through a COVID-19 lens.

The Working Group will carry out several activities, including launching a knowledge platform, organizing a series of webinars, and contributing to reports and knowledge products on the integration of human rights perspectives into development work. These activities will be implemented in light of the Working Group’s three principal objectives:

  • Deepening the understanding of the normative and operational links between the international human rights framework and the SDGs;
  • Researching methodological advances in human rights measurement, including human rights indicators and human rights due diligence; and
  • Analyzing donor and partner country approaches to integrating human rights in development cooperation.

 


Activities

Featured

LJD Week 2021 | Racial Equity and Development: The Role of Human Rights   WEBINAR: Racial Equity and Development: The Role of Human Rights | November 8, 2021
LJD Week 2021 | WEBINAR: Tools to Pursue a Human Rights-based Approach to Sustainable Development   WEBINAR: Tools to Pursue a Human Rights-based Approach to Sustainable Development | October 28, 2021
  WEBINAR: The European Union Human Rights Based Approach : an introduction into the updated toolbox, moderated by Dr Axel Marx, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies | September 30, 2021 | Replay
  WEBINAR: Challenges and Support for Human Rights Defenders in Times of Pandemic | May 5, 2021 | Replay
  WEBINAR:Application of a Human Rights Based Approach: Approach, Results and Lessons Learned | March 10, 2021 | Replay

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CO-CHAIRS AND MEMBERS

 

Siobhan McInerney





 
  Dr. Siobhan McInerney-Lankford (co-chair WG)
Senior Counsel, Legal Vice Presidency
World Bank
 
Jan Wouters
 
  Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters (co-chair WG)
Full Professor Public International Law and Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
University of Leuven
Elena Flanigan





 
 

Elena Flanigan
Human Rights and Development Officer
Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Axel Marx
 
  Dr. Axel Marx
Deputy Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
University of Leuven
Margot Skarpeteig   Dr. Margot Skarpeteig
Program Manager, Human Rights, Inclusion and Empowerment Umbrella, Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice
World Bank Group

 



 




 

 


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