MDGs and Human Rights in Development Cooperation: Looking Beyond 2010 and 2015 (June 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jun 28, 2010

In the lead up to the September 2010 MDG Summit, an event in the occasion of the ECOSOC Development Cooperation Forum 2010 queries the role that human rights obligations should play in the formulation and implementation of international development goals.

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 MDGs and Human Rights in Development Cooperation: Looking Beyond 2010 and 2015 

June 29, 2010
1:15 PM-2:30 PM
United Nations HeadquartersSpeakers:


Martin Dahinden, Director General of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Rio Hada, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Dan Seymour, UNICEF

Josefa Francisco, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era 

Moderator: Aldo Caliari, Center of Concern/ CIDSE In recent years the

Financing for Development Conference Review and the Accra Agenda for Action have referred to the role of human rights in development cooperation. Nonetheless, controversial issues remain around the specific relevance of different human rights to the achievement of the MDGs, the efforts of different actors in development cooperation and the mechanisms for their operationalization. This event will provide a platform for dialogue on the following questions: How can human rights commitments help advance the MDGs agenda in the 5 years left towards the critical deadline of 2015? What efforts should be made to better account for them in a post-MDG (after 2015) development cooperation architecture? What role can the ECOSOC DCF play in both of these efforts? What recommendations can be made for the MDGs+10 Summit to support them?  

Registration: Not required (but UN accreditation is required to access the UN premises).

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