Report on framework for implementation of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals


Published:
20 April 2018
Author:
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Presented:
To the Human Rights Council at its 38th session
Link to report:

Summary

This report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 35/23, discusses the contributions of the right to health framework in supporting the effective implementation of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. It recalls the human rights underpinnings of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - and the close links between the right to health and health-related Goals.

The report highlights the international standards on the right to health as normative guidance in addressing several challenges to implement health-related Goals, such as:

  • aligning law and policy with human rights
  • operationalizing the commitment to leave no one behind
  • accountability and participation

The report also provides several examples of good practices in applying the framework.

Methodology

For the preparation of this report, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) received submissions from a range of stakeholders and received input from Member States, United Nations bodies, national human rights institutions, academia, and civil society organizations, which are available below.

Inputs received

States

NHRIs

UN bodies and agencies

NGOs and Academics