Report on the contributions of the right to health framework to the effective implementation and achievement of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals

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 linkages between the right to health and health-related Goals.  The report highlights the international standards on the right to health as providing normative guidance in addressing several challenges for the implementation of health-related Goals, such as aligning law and policy with human rights, and operationalizing the commitment to leave no one behind, accountability and participation. The report also provides several examples of emerging good practices in applying the right to health framework.

Contributions from stakeholders

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:

States

NHRIs:

UN bodies and agencies

NGOs and Academics