On 4th April UNA Tanzania organised youth capacity building session on SDGs & Human Rights. The objective of the session was to provide comprehensive knowledge on SDGs & Human Rights as well as provide platform for sharing experience among participants that are working on such areas. The session was attended by around 30 youth from Civil Society Organizations and youth with disabilities.

Human rights are essential to achieving sustainable development that leaves no one behind and are central to all its three dimensions (social, environmental, and economic). This is reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (2030 Agenda), which seeks “to realize the human rights of all” and is firmly anchored in human rights principles and standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the international human rights treaties. Driven by this connection which exists between the two, the designed session enhanced human rights based approach advoacy skills and facilitated the participants to mainstream and integrate SDGs, Human Rights & human rights based approach advocacy into youth programming at organizational level. This was conducted through a programming tool which the participants used to align objectives of their organizational activities with a specific SDG and its corresponding huma right. Furthemore desribe how it contributes to enhance human rights.

“Human Rights are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Jamii Intergrated Development Initiative (JIDI) is honored to have been part of the capacity building session that provided comprehensive knowledge on SDGs & Human Rights based advocacy skills. We look forward in using the toolkit to analyze the integration of SDGs and Human Rights advocacy approach in our organization” – Deborah Kaluzi from JIDI ( left on the photo)