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The policy brief was drafted within the project “Faces of Migration, SDGs and Migration – Multipliers and Journalists Addressing Decision Makers and Citizens”. The project aims at raising awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals, migration and their interconnectedness.

The project is funded by the European Commission’ Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) programme. The content reflects solely the views of the authors and not the official views of the funder.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, human rights and migration

Human rights are essential for achieving sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,1 with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has been adopted in September 2015 in New York by all United Nations (UN) Member States as a set of global, universal goals to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. The SDGs hence set universal standards for ensuring human dignity and decent life, and promoting prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. The 2030 Agenda is anchored in human rights, including the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international human rights treaties, and the Declaration on the Right to Development (para. 10). The SDGs strive towards realizing the human rights of all (preamble), and emphasise “the responsibilities of all States /…/ to respect, protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms for all,

1 Available at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, human rights and migration

Human rights are essential for achieving sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,1 with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has been adopted in September 2015 in New York by all United Nations (UN) Member States as a set of global, universal goals to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. The SDGs hence set universal standards for ensuring human dignity and decent life, and promoting prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. The 2030 Agenda is anchored in human rights, including the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international human rights treaties, and the Declaration on the Right to Development (para. 10). The SDGs strive towards realizing the human rights of all (preamble), and emphasise “the responsibilities of all States /…/ to respect, protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms for a

1 Available at: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld.

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