Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights: Faraway, so Close?

Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 121-133, February 2011

Posted: 3 Mar 2011

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Simone Cecchini

United Nations - Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

Francesco Notti

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 1, 2011

Abstract

The objective of this article is to identify some key dimensions for a human rights-based approach (HRBA) in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) monitoring processes. We aim to highlight not only how this can bring human rights and the MDGs closer to each other, but also how it can contribute to better results in the achievement of the latter. Within this framework, the article describes how a HRBA could contribute to redressing the main weaknesses of the MDGs and gives an overview of good practices and challenges in incorporating a HRBA into the MDG monitoring processes in Latin American and Caribbean countries, with a particular focus on the preparation of MDG reports.

Keywords: MDG, HRBA, Human Rights, Development, Latin America, Monitoring

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Cecchini, Simone and Notti, Francesco, Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights: Faraway, so Close? (February 1, 2011). Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 121-133, February 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1774009

Simone Cecchini (Contact Author)

United Nations - Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) ( email )

Santiago
Chile

Francesco Notti

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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