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The SDGs are mostly aligned with human rights objectives—to emphasize this, the UN human rights mechanisms are showing a willingness to hold states accountable to their SDG commitments. Photo: UN Ukraine/Flickr. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are renewing the debate on the relationship between human rights and development. In 2005, Philip Alston famously described the relationship between the Millennium Development Goals and human rights “as ships passing one another in the night, each with little awareness that the other is there, and with little if any sustained engagement with one another.”. This changed with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015. ... Full story

9 July