Children’s Issues Must Be Grounded In Human Rights Framework In U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

Huffington Post: Our Collective Global Future: Children and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
Anika Rahman, human rights lawyer

“…These SDGs will include specific goals and targets covering several important challenges. A number of issues related to children are highlighted in a proposed strategy that is the basis of ongoing discussions. … By focusing in these areas, the preliminary strategy for the SDGs starts off on the right track. Future global discussions will bring to light numerous issues and challenges regarding priorities. However, it is crucial to ground children’s issues within a human rights framework. … If governments fail to meet SDG objectives, they also fail to fulfill the human rights of their people…” (2/24).