Geneva Academy training on economic, social
and cultural rights and the sustainable development goals
How complementary are economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015? Which mechanisms exist to monitor their implementation? What is the role of UN human rights mechanisms in monitoring ESCR and the SDGs? Which lessons can be learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) period?
This training course explores the relationship between ESCR and SDGs, and provides participants with practical tools to include ESCR and the SDGs in their work. Themes covered include: the rights to health, food, water, sanitation, housing, education, work, and social security, and the SDGs related to these rights. Participants will observe a session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and have the opportunity to engage with international human rights experts.
This training course is designed for staff of NGOs, development and human rights institutions, UN bodies and other international organizations, as well as representatives of governments and members of academia.
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