UNDP Human Rights Strategy for Sustainable Development
Promoting and protecting human rights is essential for ensuring sustainable development outcomes. At the same time, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets out a vision for sustainable development grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international human rights standards, putting equality and non-discrimination at the center. We need to harness the synergies between human rights and sustainable development systems to leave no one behind.
Protecting those who protect human rights
Human rights defenders risk their lives fighting for what should be an aspiration for all - more just and peaceful societies. Yet, in most parts of the world, human rights defenders face incredible threats of intimidation or reprisal.
The critical connection between human rights and our natural world
At a moment when people and planet are in crisis like never before, we must embrace the interconnected nature of human rights and the environment and take coordinated actions for their protection.
Historic UN resolution recognizes healthy environment is a human right
Sustainably managing, preserving and restoring healthy ecosystems and the rich biodiversity upon which healthy lives and livelihoods depend is critical to a development trajectory that leaves nobody behind.
Let’s get to work! Landmark environmental ruling celebrated worldwide
For the first time in history, the United Nations General Assembly has recognized that a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a universal human right.
Statement by the UNDP Administrator: Human Rights Day 2021, 10 December
Like never before in recent history, the unprecedented threat of the COVID-19 pandemic is prompting many countries to limit human rights.
Who can we rely on to protect human rights and ensure accountability?
The steady and steep global decline of respect for democratic principles over the past ten years continued in 2020 as the effects of COVID-19 pandemic made challenges associated with accountability for human rights violations more visible and exacerbated.