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Dec. 02, 2020

Seeking Accountability for Women's Rights through the Sustainable Development Goals


This paper published by the UN Center for Economic and Social Rights explores the key elements needed at the national, regional, and global level to ensure not only strong and independent monitoring but also that women’s human rights advocates can effectively influence decision-making regarding the Sustainable Development Goals.
The paper focuses mainly on how States’ accountability can be strengthened. Yet many other actors, such as international organizations, financial institutions, philanthropic foundations, and transnational corporations have a role to play in the achievement of the SDGs and should be held accountable for the ways their actions and policies impact sustainable development.

Given the high-profile attention given to the private sector’s engagement in the 2030 Agenda, it is absolutely essential that there are safeguards and accountability procedures in place with respect to their involvement in implementation.
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