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Legal Empowerment of People as a Universal Means of Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda is grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights treaties (paragraph 10). This ‘human rights foundation’ of the SDGs justifies the adoption of a rights-based approach to implement the SDGs. As a human-rights-based development strategy, legal empowerment involves the process through which the poor become protected and are enabled to use the law to advance their rights and their interests. In this context, legal empowerment of people (including the poor and vulnerable groups), if properly given effect to, would help advance the achievement of SDGs by leveraging their human rights foundation. Read more at https://together2030.wordpres

Social protection for sustainable development: A human rights-based approach

The United Nations 2030 Agenda recognises social protection systems as a key enabler of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (United Nations, 2015). Several SDGs and targets refer to social protection as a vital condition for their successful implementation. Each SDG and target corresponds with either one or more provisions of international human rights treaties. In this context, this blog highlights the importance of harnessing the SDGs-human rights anchorage as a roadmap to implement social protection policies and practices towards realising the 2030 Agenda. Read more at http://socialprotection.org/learn/blog/social-protection-sustainable-development-human-rights-based-approach

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