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This report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 35/23, discusses the contributions of the right to health framework in supporting the effective implementation of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. It recalls the human rights underpinnings of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - and the close links between the right to health and health-related Goals.
The report highlights the international standards on the right to health as normative guidance in addressing several challenges to implement health-related Goals, such as:
The report also provides several examples of good practices in applying the framework.
For the preparation of this report, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) received submissions from a range of stakeholders and received input from Member States, United Nations bodies, national human rights institutions, academia, and civil society organizations, which are available below.
UN bodies and agencies
NGOs and Academics
About the right to health and human rights
Publications and resources
Access to medicines and the right to health
Mental health and human rights
Global Strategy for women's, children's and adolescents' health
Special Rapporteur on the right to health
Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
Special Rapporteur on torture
UN Treaty Bodies
Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health (2016-2030)
UN and non-communicable diseases
WHO: mental health and human rights
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria