The Climate Post: COVID19

By Dr. Gillian Greer Former Assistant Vice Chancellor Equity and Human Resources (Victoria University of Wellington) Co-editor of “The People’s Report” [Pictured: Gill – Mother, Grandmother & Sustainability Advocate] I began this Blog in April, with the words, “It’s so long since I wrote a blog that I’m sitting at my unusually tidy desk thinking, “But where do I begin?” It was a golden autumn day, in the middle of a pandemic. Waves larger than I have ever seen here were pounding the beach nearby. The UN was urging countries to work together to defeat Covid-19, but the US President“The Climate Post: COVID19”

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Human Rights and the SDGs: Bridging the Gap to Achieve More Together

By Katharine Woolrych International Relations and Development Studies Graduate As Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, noted in March 2019: ‘human rights are an intrinsic part of sustainable development — and sustainable development is a powerful vehicle for the realization of all human rights’. Every day human rights defenders work on SDG-pertinent issues across New Zealand and around the world, from affordable housing, to environmental protection, to justice system reform. Indeed, the human rights agenda and that of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) not only share a common vision for human empowerment, but rely upon one another to achieve their“Human Rights and the SDGs: Bridging the Gap to Achieve More Together”

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