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Making the Link: SDGs and Human Rights Obligations

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Making the Link: SDGs and Human Rights Obligations

This reference manual establishes the links between each child-relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target and corresponding human rights obligations.

The Sustainable Development Agenda is not legally binding. Therefore, highlighting how the SDGs are underpinned by international, legally binding human rights instruments adds a level of accountability otherwise absent from the SDG follow-up and review mechanisms.

Organisations can use this reference manual to select key issues of interest, identify the related SDG targets, and find corresponding human rights law, in order to strengthen the accountability of countries to that particular SDG.