Human rights are essential to achieving sustainable development that leaves no one behind and is central to all its three dimensions (social, environmental, and economic). This is reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 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 the link that exists between the two, UNA Tanzania organized the SDGs and Human Rights Capacity Building Session that provided comprehensive knowledge on SDGs and Human Rights to 30 youth from different regions in the country and created a platform for sharing experiences among youth that are working on such areas.
The session enabled the youth to increase their capacity and knowledge of SDGs and Human Rights. It enhanced the mechanisms to link and align their work on SDGs with Human Rights through the SDGs/Human Rights reporting tool. Furthermore, improved SDGs and Human rights advocacy capacity of the trained youth by devising advocacy messages that will be amplified in a one-month social media campaign using the social media pages of UNA Tanzania and some of the trained youth. Follow the campaign to learn more about the association of SDGs and Human Rights, as well as the advocacy messages from the youth through the hashtag #SDGsAndHumanRights