Countdown to Human Rights Day
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a real cornerstone for the United Nations.
In March 2018, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 37/6 on the role of good governance in the promotion and protection of human rights. In the resolution, the Council decided to organise a half-day intersessional seminar on the role of good governance in the promotion and protection of human rights, and on sharing best practices in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 16.
At the seminar, participants:
A report summarising the event was issued. It concluded that, without good governance at all levels, it will not be possible to fully realise human rights and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Goal 16 is particularly relevant in this regard, as it enshrines the commitment to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Measuring progress in the implementation of this Goal will therefore be crucial, also with a view to achieving the other Goals.