In September 2015, the UN adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all people. These are the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to be realised by 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals replace and build on the Millennium Development Goals and make some important changes to the development agenda. One significant update is that they include an overt commitment to human rights for the first time. But what will the relationship between human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals look like in practice? How can human rights inform a more ethical and humane path to economic development? These are the questions that this podcast series seeks to tackle.
The first episode in this series, with former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, is now available:
The UN SDG podcast series is part of OxHRH's RightsUp podcast programme. The series is funded by the British Academy.