CIDSE Submission to the UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. Sixth Session: Human rights, the right to development, global governance (New York, 9-13 December 2013)
Inspired by Catholic Social Teaching, CIDSE is convinced that poverty eradication should not just be about removing socio-economic obstacles but should be centred on respecting human dignity and enhancing the well-being of all. Priority must be placed on enabling all to achieve their human rights, while moving back to sustainable resource use and planetary boundaries. On this basis, CIDSE believes incorporating a human rights approach to poverty and development should inform not only the narrative vision for the post-2015 framework, but also be integrated substantially in the choice and articulation of goals and targets, and in the establishment of implementation, monitoring and accountability mechanisms.
Contact person: Jean Saldanha