Human Rights Habitat Observatory
Description/achievement of initiative

In implementing, monitoring and evaluating SDGs and NUA, HRHO dvelops and applies methodologies that harmonize global development policy commitments with prior states' individual, collective, domestic and extraterritorial human rights obligations under treaty.

Implementation methodologies

The implementation will involve customizing the method for each state under review by citing the treaty obligations corresponding to each SDG, with its accompanying targets and indicators. (For the HRHO, these include SDGs, 2, 5, 11, 13, 15 and 17.) These include also an inventory of relevant General Comments/Recommendations and concluding observations from previous treaty-body reviews and UPRs for the state under review. These will inform the indicators used to monitor progress toward the targets and goals and produce an integrated review that ensures that states obligations logically lead the review of lower-level commitments.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

HIC and HLRN coordinates through its offices in Barcelona, Cairo, Delhi, Geneva and Mexico City to train and mobilize civil society members and other networks to pursue policy coherence in the 2030 Agenda processes by integrating human rights treaty obligations in the interpretation and review of global policies, in general, and the SDGs and NUA, in particular. The products of that collaboration will be contribute to both the treaty-monitoring bodies (Geneva) and the HLPF (New York) by developing and demonstrating the holistic approach that reflects all pillars of the UN Charter and the multiple applicable frameworks, including the reporting guidelines for states parties to the relevant treaties.


Habitat International Coalition Members and Housing and Land Rights Network
Progress reports
Goal 2
Goal 5
Goal 11
Goal 13
Goal 15
Goal 17
July 2018
2 country reviews submitted to HLPF
July 2019
2 country reviews submitted to HLPF
July 2020
2 countr reviews submitted to HLPF
September 2020
Report to Treaty Body Review
Financing (in USD)
200,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
HIC and HLRN officers developing and delivering training curricula
In-kind contribution
levels of effort by CSOs in respective countries

Basic information
Time-frame: February 2018 - December 2020
Habitat International Coalition Members and Housing and Land Rights Network
Contact information
Joseph Schechla, coordinator, jschechla@hlrn.org
United Nations