Human rights

Human rights, inherent to all individuals regardless of nationality, sex, ethnicity, or any other status, play a pivotal role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations. These 17 global targets, established in 2015, envision a future where poverty, inequality, and climate change are eradicated, with human rights at the core. Goal 1, for example, aims to end poverty in all its forms, a direct echo of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 25, asserting the right to an adequate standard of living. Similarly, Goal 5 of the SDGs, aimed at achieving gender equality, is intimately linked with the human right to non-discrimination, as stipulated by Article 2 of the Declaration. Climate action, Goal 13, is interconnected with the rights to life, health, and development, making climate change not just an environmental issue, but a human rights issue. The eradication of hunger, goal 2, links with the right to food, and quality education, goal 4, enshrines the right to education. Each SDG, directly or indirectly, resonates with one or more human rights, demonstrating the inextricable tie between them. The realization of human rights, in turn, contributes to the achievement of the SDGs, as it leads to social justice, peace, and sustainable development. Thus, any strategy for the successful implementation of the SDGs must place a particular emphasis on the respect, protection, and fulfillment of human rights. It is vital to recognize that the SDGs and human rights are not separate agendas, but intertwined elements of a broader, universal commitment to a more equitable, sustainable, and inclusive world.

Human Rights Day 2023: A Pioneering Event to Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals

As we mark Human Rights Day 2023 on December 10, 2023, the importance of collective action in achieving a more equitable world has never been clearer. SDG Resources is proud to lead this initiative, focusing on various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that directly impact human rights. This Human Rights Day 2023 event aims to be a turning point, a place of exchange, inspiration, and, most importantly, action.

Event Overview

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2023

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: A Crucial Step Towards Achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals

This Article supports SDG 3 by using modelling to estimate the impact of immigration on hepatitis B prevalence in the USA, in order to more accurately assess the hepatitis B burden, which might not be accurately measured by national serosurveys. The study found a significantly higher burden of hepatitis B (1.8 million cases), significantly higher than that found in national serosurveys.
The fallout of Target's response to backlash for its 2023 Pride Month merchandise has inspired a greater conversation about employer social justice efforts. This article provides five ways employers can respond to avoid a similar outcome, and in so doing promote SDGs 8 and 10.
Drinking water and sanitation services in high-income countries typically bring widespread health and other benefits to their populations. Yet gaps in this essential public health infrastructure persist, driven by structural inequalities, racism, poverty, housing instability, migration, climate change, insufficient continued investment, and poor planning.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2023
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid "pass laws" in 1960. The UN General assembly created this day to signify the struggle to end the policy of apartheid in South Africa and call on the the international community to end all forms of racial discrimination.
Elsevier,

International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology,
Volume 23, Issue 3,
2023,
100370

This article advocates the creation of tight partnerships between research teams and clinical units to translate the neuroscience of consciousness into better post-coma care.
This review article advances goals 3, 5, and 10 by addressing inequity in care among pregnant women with asthma in underserved communities and examining potential interventions that may help improve health outcomes and standard of care.
Millions of children globally cannot attend school because they live on less than $1.90 a day. The article explores the relationship between SDGs 1 and 4.

The Lancet Regional Health - Americas,
Volume 18,
2023,
100434

In response to the UN-resolution from 2021, these authorsprovide recommendations for lawmakers and policymakers in Brazil, Peru, and Colombia on how to improve public policies and national legislation for persons living with rare diseases in these three countries, based on interviews with patient advocacy groups.

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