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Meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals- RENATE General Assembly 2021. ‘’Everyone is a development actor.’’

 

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As RENATE prepares for its 3rd Assembly (2021) with the theme ‘’Towards 2030,’’ the following article by the United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed  is a timely reminder that ‘’the clock is ticking down’’ in the face of climate change, inequalities and other serious challenges.

Already engaged as a collaborative network working to combat human trafficking and exploitation, the RENATE network is ideally positioned to play its part in adopting a fully integrated approach towards the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development that engage all in prevention and development work.

While all of the 17 SDGs and 169 targets directly and indirectly concern Human Rights, Human Trafficking is specifically referred to in three targets under three goals: 5 (Gender Equality); 8 (Decent work and Economic Growth) and 16 (Peace Justice and Strong Institutions).

As we prepare for the RENATE Assembly, it will be useful to keep in mind Deputy Secretary General Mohammed’s call to ‘’reflect honestly about where we are falling short because these shortcomings are also where the opportunities lie to make a difference.’’

Full article at: https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/04/1036531

Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.