HUMAN RIGHTS CITIES AND THE SDGs

Morten Kjaerum, Martha Frances Davis, Gabriella Fredriksson, Isis Sartori Reis

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    Abstract

    Cities are well-positioned to realize both sustainable development goals and human
    rights. Policy implementation, delivery of public services, and the reproduction of inclusive
    societies take place in cities, where 80 per cent of global GDP is generated (SDSN 2016:
    11). Cities are also home to extreme poverty, socio-economic disparities, unsustainable
    patterns of consumption and production, and human rights violations. Recognizing the
    linkages between human rights cities and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
    (SDGs) will help cities achieve their important milestones in both arenas. To support this
    work, this paper sets out specifi c ways in which the SDGs intersect and reinforce the
    efforts of human rights cities – and how human rights cities can operationalize the SDGs
    in ways that enhance their success in furthering the human rights of urban residents. The
    process is threefold: analytical, participatory, and transformative.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLund
    PublisherRaoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights
    Number of pages21
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Subject classification (UKÄ)

    • Law

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