Abstract: The post-2015 development agenda currently being negotiated at the United Nations in New York will dictate development strategies and influence aid flows for the foreseeable future. It is vital, therefore, that what is agreed during these discussions focuses on the means by which to improve the lives and opportunities of those seeking to escape poverty and all that this entails. Yet negotiations on the new development framework have largely ignored a crucial component for addressing disparities and violations in all corners of the world: human rights.
Article written by
Sandeep Prasad, Executive Director, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Stuart Halford, Senior Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Sexual Rights Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland.