For Linking Human Rights and the MDGs
Human Rights and the MDGs: Making the Link , UNDP (2007)
Linking Human Rights with the United Nations Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals, UNDP Philippines (2006).
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Guide on Indicators for Human Rights Based Approaches to Development-A Users' Guide, UNDP Oslo Governance Centre/HURIST (2006)
Poverty Reduction and Human Rights, UNDP Practice Note (2005)
TheUN Secretary General’s Road MapTowards Implementation of the UN Millennium Declaration of 2001 states human rights should be at the centre of peace, security and development programmes.
The subsequent UN Secretary General’s Report, Strengthening of the United Nations: An Agenda for Further Change stated that ‘promotion and protection of human rights is a bedrock requirement for realization of the Charter’s vision of a just and peaceful world.’
The UN Secretary General’s In Larger Freedom Report of 2005, the Secretary-General of the United Nations reinforced the link between the MDGs and human rights.
“The Millennium Development Goals and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Joint Statement by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the UN Commission on Human Rights’ Special Rapporteurs on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”: (UN CESCR & UN Special Rapporteurs, November 2002), encourages operationalizing the link between human rights and MDGs in reporting procedures, the construction of targets and indicators, and in thematic rapporteuring.
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Minorities: a Review of MDG Country Reports and Poverty Reduction Strategies, Report of the independent expert on minority issues (March 15 2006)
Human Rights Perspective on the Millennium Development Goals, Paper by Special Adviser to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the MDGs for the Millennium Project Task Force on Poverty and Economic Development
MDGs and the Right to Development: Issues, Constraints and Challenges, Expert Report to OHCHR (2004)
‘Minority and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Millennium Development Goals’, Minority Rights Group International.
Gender, the Millennium Development Goals, and Human Rights in the context of the 2005 review processes; Report for the Gender and Development Network
Women’s rights and the millennium development goals, Keynote address by the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, International Conference: Gender Mainstreaming and the MDGs, Islamabad, Pakistan, 28 March 2005
Roundtable dialogue on building state capacity to meet the MDGs: human rights, governance, institutions and human resources, Ms. Mehr Khan Williams Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, New York, 29 June 2005
Bringing human rights to bear on strategies to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, Ms Mehr Khan Williams, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Dublin, Saturday, 11 June 2005
Operationalizing Human Rights-Based Approaches to Poverty Reduction, Interim Report on the UNDP Pilot Project (April 2007)
Local Plans to achieve the Millennium Development Goals: The added value of the Human Rights Approach in Strategies to Combat Poverty; lessons learned and compiled by UNDP Argentina through their experiences in the pilot project, Operationalizing a Human Rights Based Approach to Poverty Reduction. (The report is also avaliable in the original Spanish)
Localizing the MDGs for Effective Integrated Local Development: An Overview of Practices and Lessons Learned (2006); a UNDP study that compiles best practices and lessons learned in localizing the Millennium Development Goals
Applying a Human Rights-Based Approach and Mainstreaming Gender in Local Development Programming and Implementation; materials, case studies and summary report of the joint meeting between Communities of Practice for Gender, Human Rights, and Local Governance and Decentralization, held at the UNDP Regional Centre for Europe and the CIS in June 2006.
Good Practices from the 2005 UN Development Assistance Frameworks; three examples of United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks that reflect a human rights-based approach, according to the OHCHR.
How to Effectively Link MDGs and Human Rights in Development? ; summary of a virtual discussion among development practitioners, hosted by Huritalk and MDG-net from April to June 2006, and which formed the basis on which work for the HuRiLink webportal was initiated.
Alston, Phillip, (2005) 'Ships Passing in the Night:
The Current State of the Human Rights and Development Debate
Seen Through the Lens of the Millennium Development Goals',
Human Rights Quarterly, vol. 27, pgs755-829.
Azzam, Fateh, (2005) ‘Reflections on Human Rights Approaches to Implementing the Millennium Development Goals’, International Journal of Human Rights, Year 2, Number 2.
Jahan, Selim, (2004) ‘Human Rights-Based Approach to Poverty Reduction – Analytical Linkages, Practical Work and UNDP’, UNDP.
Maxwell, S., Archer R. (2005) ‘Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals: contradictory frameworks?’, in “Human Rights and Poverty Reduction: Realities Controversies and Strategies” a meeting report of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Shetty, Salil, (2005) ‘Millennium Declaration and Development Goals: Opportunities for Human Rights’, International Journal of Human Rights, Year 2, Number 2.
Human Rights Perspective on the Millennium Development Goals (Conference Report), Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice, Millennium Project, 2003.
Expert Seminar on Ecuador’s National Strategy for Human Development within the Framework of the MDGs and with a Focus on Human Rights, Comprehensive Conference Results and Documents including compilations of Human Rights instruments in Spanish, UNDP Ecuador (2006, Spanish only).
Linking MDGs and Human Rights: Theoretical and Practical Implications, Summary Report of the Working Group Meeting held at the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre, 18-19 September, 2006