Ensuring a sustainable recovery that delivers on human rights and the 2030 Agenda
Tuesday, 13 July 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) with The Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, The Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations, The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), The UN Special Rapporteur on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, Women’s Major Group, Equal Rights Trust, Transparency International, The World Benchmarking Alliance, CIVICUS, The Overseas Development Institute, The Global Alliance on Reporting Progress on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)

This side event is aligned with the main theme of the HLPF and is inspired by the UN Secretary-General’s vision for using the 2030 Agenda, underpinned by human rights, as a comprehensive blueprint for COVID-19 recovery. The premise is that Sustainable Recovery must be based on a New Social Contract and New Global Deal, be transformational, holistic, just and inclusive, and address long overdue obligations under the human rights framework as well as the 2030 Agenda commitments.

The event will contribute to operationalising sustainable recovery by demonstrating and debating ways in which response and recovery measures can be aligned with human rights and SDG commitments and can be monitored by all stakeholders to ensure transparency, accountability and respect for human rights.

The event will be dynamic and consist of three panels debating government, private sector and civil society perspectives and good practices from different countries and regions, each followed by brief interactions with participants through questions and answers. The speakers will be balanced in terms of gender and stakeholder groups and will include prominent human rights experts and civil society representatives in addition to OHCHR Assistant Secretary General Ms. Brands Kehris, Danish Ambassador Mr. Bille Hermann, Costa Rican Ambassador Mr. Carazo.

The co-organizers will share a compendium of concrete tools and guidance which can help accelerate efforts towards achieving the SDGs and realizing human rights in this decade of action.

More information about the side-event can be found here

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