World Economic and Social Survey 2014/2015: Learning from national policies supporting MDG implementation

Organization(s): UNDESA
Regions: World
Year: 2016
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The launching of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the dawn of this century ushered in one of the most important initiatives undertaken by the United Nations. The implementation of this initiative formally expired in 2015 and the world is now set to embrace the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Agenda succeeds the MDGs, includes the unfinished business of those Goals, and puts forth a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs). It is therefore incumbent upon the United Nations to draw policy lessons learned during the period of MDG implementation in order to support SDG implementation at the country level. This Survey aims to contribute to this endeavour.

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Universality of Protection

States parties to major human rights instruments related to economic, social and cultural rights such as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) have an immediate minimum core obligation to ensure the satisfaction of, at the very least, minimum essential levels of all economic, social and cultural rights such as the right […]

Social Protection and Human Rights