Human Rights

National human rights institutions as a driving force for sustainable development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has among its objectives to end poverty, reduce inequalities, provide for good health and quality education, promote action to combat climate change and achieve peace, justice and strong institutions. Moreover, it explicitly states that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), seek to realize the human rights of all. The Agenda is also based on the principles of participation, inclusion, transparency and accountability, which are basic human rights principles.

Integrated review and reporting on SDGs and Human Rights

Human rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are inextricably linked. The 2030 Agenda is explicitly grounded in international human rights. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) "seek to realize the human rights of all", and more than 90% of the targets directly reflect elements of international human rights and labour standards. The pledge to “leave no one behind” mirrors the fundamental human rights principles of non-discrimination and equality. 

Handbook on Measuring Equity in Education

The new Handbook on Measuring Equity in Education, produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), the FHI 360 Education Policy Data Centre, Oxford Policy Management and the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge, provides practical guidance on the calculation and interpretation of indicators designed to target the most disadvantaged groups. It is intended for anyone involved in the measurement and monitoring of equity in education, especially those concerned with national policymaking.

Addressing gender and climate change adaptation in Viet Nam’s agriculture sectors

According to the global climate risk index, Viet Nam is one of the ten nations most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Typhoons and other extreme weather events are increasing. 

Another impact is sea level rise, which is leading to saline intrusion, destroying rice fields and other crops. 

Women farmers now form the majority of agricultural workers in the province because men are migrating to cities to work.