The legacy of the Vienna Human Rights conference: How is it relevant to the post-2015 development discussions? (March 2014)

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In a chapter appeared in a book published by the government of Austria, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari makes recommendations on how to integrate economic policy and human rights in the post-2015 development agenda.



As an intergovernmental process gets underway to agree on a new generation of development goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals the message of the Vienna Conference of 1993 is worth listening.


In a chapter contributed to the book Vienna + 20 Advancing the Protection of Human Rights: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives 20 Years after the World Conference, published by the government of Austria, Aldo Caliari joins distinguished officials and experts in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Vienna Conference on Human Rights.


His chapter, Human Rights and Economic Policy: Making the Link in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, addresses the challenge of mainstreaming human rights in the pots-2015 development agenda and argues that it is a challenge that will call for summoning the integrating spirit of the Vienna Conference, while offering some recommendations on how to do it.


The book was edited by Julia Kozma, Anna Muller-Funk and Manfred Nowak and, in addition to the Austria Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs, its publishers were the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and ETC, Vienna.


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