Inequalities in the Sustainable Development Goals

Monday, October 16, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted two years ago, making it an opportune time for a first stocktaking. The SDGs make the central promise to Leave No One Behind and include a dedicated goal to reduce inequalities. Human rights advocates have put great hopes in the SDGs as an instrument for transformative change. But do they bring about the much-needed paradigm shift? Or were the extensive consultations and negotiations much ado about nothing?

At the event, we will launch a special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights on the “Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights: A Critical Early Review” co-edited by Inga Winkler and Carmel Williams. Speakers will focus on monitoring and policies for the way forward with a focus on invisible and marginalized population groups.

• Margaret L. Satterthwaite, NYU Law School
• Kate Donald, Center for Economic and Social Rights
• Sara L. M. Davis, NYU Center for Human Rights & Global Justice
• Mila Rosenthal, United Nations Development Programme & Institute for the Study of Human Rights
• Lauren Barredo, Sustainable Development Solutions Network
• Chaired by Inga Winkler, Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Co-sponsored by
• Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute
• SIPA Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy Concentration
• Human Rights Graduate Group
• Columbia University Students for Human Rights
• Center for Economic and Social Rights
• Sustainable Development Solutions Network