Human Rights are critical for the attainment of sustainable development

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"The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire in September 2015. In view of this, the membership of the United Nations is undertaking an extensive process of establishing the next step, post the time period set for the MDGs, through an initiative for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This process is set to build on the gains from the MDGs, while steering the international community to handle the still outstanding scourge of poverty.

This analysis by Chapter Four Uganda, proposes the need for clearer inclusion of human rights in the SDG agenda. The analysis therefore proposes two alternative positions: Either Goal 16 be revised into a more explicit human rights goal; or a new ‘Goal 18’ be introduced to deal squarely with human rights and its bearing on the eradication of poverty."

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