Institutional and sustained approach to expanding knowledge and action on the rights based approach to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

name
Institutional and sustained approach to expanding knowledge and action on the rights based approach to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
field of work
Sustainable Land Management, Education / Communications, Social Engagement
start date
October 3, 2016 
end date
October 31, 2017 
project initiator
project collaborator
country
Kenya
description
In September 2000, 189 UN member states adopted the Millennium Declaration, whose main intention was to define a global vision for development by 2015. On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15years. CJGEA focuses mainly on human rights and environmental protection, we play a key role as a CSO on many of the SDGs especially on building the capacity of marginalized communities, corporates and various institutions in the government and corporate sector that have the mandate to ensure that these goals have been achieved with the set timeline. The human rights based approach principles that guide the process of development are; participation, accountability, non-discrimination, transparency, human dignity, empowerment and rule of law. SDGs should be aligned with enumerated human rights obligations. A more transformational system that promotes participation from all agents, not just those in government. All parties must be held accountable for failures to meet targets, both by judicial and non-judicial means. Through this we not only protect the environment but end up protecting so many other rights in our society.
we are looking for
financial support, cooperation, publicity/visibility
social media
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