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Annex III: Intl. commitments to human rights & sustainable development

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Published on: 18 March 2016

"Annex III: Recent International Commitments Relating to Human Rights and Sustainable Development," 15 Mar 2016

A. Excerpts from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

10. The new Agenda is guided by the purposes, and principles of the Charter of the United Nations…It is grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international human rights treaties…

18. …[W]e reaffirm our commitment to international law…[T]he Agenda is to be implemented in a manner that is consistent with the rights and obligations of states under international law.

19. We reaffirm the importance of...international instruments relating to human rights…We emphasize the responsibilities of all States…to respect, protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms for all...

B. Excerpts from the Addis Ababa Action Agenda…

75. …We welcome efforts by new development banks to develop safeguard systems in open consultation with stakeholders on the basis of established international standards, and encourage all development banks to establish…social and environmental safeguards systems, including on human rights [and] gender equality…that are transparent, effective, efficient and time-sensitive…

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