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British Academy launches Working Together project: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals

last modified Jun 20, 2018 10:18 AM
A programme of activities under the banner of Justice, Rights & Equality, which seeks to develop new understanding of the tensions at the interface between global norms and local attempts to realise those goals.

This project is led by Professor Sandra Fredman FBA, QC (hon). A report will be launched at the British Academy in the autumn of 2018.

We are at a crucial moment at the start of the fifteen-year cycle to link the well-established human rights machinery with the UN development agenda. This British Academy report will examine how best human rights can be harnessed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and simultaneously, how the Sustainable Development Goals can be harnessed to advance the fulfilment of human rights. The report will focus primarily on SDG 5, namely the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.


The project outputs include blogs and podcasts; to access these please follow the links on the Britac website


Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


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