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NHRI Input FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2019 (SDGs) - New Deadline 25 October

The European Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) is requesting NHRIs for information regarding their contribution in monitoring the implementation of SDGs at the national level and collecting relevant data in the areas falling in their mandate. In case your institution is interested, please note that the NEW DEADLINE for inputs is 25 OCTOBER 2018.

FRA will dedicate the focus chapter of the 2019 Fundamental Rights Report on the implementation in the context of the EU of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a fundamental rights perspective.

The 17 SDGs, adopted by the United Nations’ General Assembly in 2015, form a global policy framework to promote sustainable development with an overarching objective to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by the year 2030 (SDG 1) without leaving ’no one behind’. Many of the SDGs are linked to the realisation of human rights. Of particular interest in that sense are SDGs:

  • 4 on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong opportunities for all
  • 5 on gender equality
  • 8 on promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • 10 on reducing inequality within and among countries
  • 16 on promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Our Agency’s analysis will focus on issues related to equality and non-discrimination (SDG 10, including the gender dimension covered under SDG 5), referring also to the enjoyment on equal footing of social rights, as well as issues related to access to justice and the rule of law (SDG 16).

To have a better understanding of eventual contribution of National Human Rights Institutions in monitoring the implementation of SDGs at the national level (especially regarding SDG 5, 10, 16), FRA asked ENNHRI to collect the responses to the following questions of its member NHRIs by the 17th of September. NHRIs can, in case of interest, send reply to Nina Panikova. The questions below can also be downloaded through the document attached.

1. How would you assess the relevance of the mandate of your NHRI with the content of SDGs 5,10 and 16?
a. High, b. Medium, c. Low
(please just choose one of the three options for each SDG)

2. How would you assess the concrete use by your NHRI of SDGs 5,10 and in your practical work?
a. High, b. Medium, c) Low
(please choose just one of the three options for each SDG)

3. Does your NHRI participate in monitoring the implementation of the SDGs 5, 10 and 16?
a. If Yes how (please provide few sentences describing the monitoring process of the above mentioned SDGs, e.g. participation in advisory councils/fora on SDGs, use of SDGs within the scope of your work)
b. No

4. Does your NHRI participate in the data collection regarding the implementation of the SDGs 5, 10 and 16?
a. If Yes how (please provide few sentences describing what kind of data is collected of the above mentioned SDGs, e.g. consultation in development of indicators, contribution in populating indicators with data, etc.)
b. No