Going Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals on SRHR

October 1, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

A Lancet Commission on sexual and reproductive health and rights: going beyond the Sustainable Development Goals
By Ann Starrs, President and CEO of Guttmacher
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will define a global development agenda for the next 15 years, [were] formally adopted by the UN on Sept 25-27 at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York, USA.
It is hard to imagine that anything of importance could have been left out of the 17 goals and 169 targets included in Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which lays out an integrated, multifaceted “plan of action for people, planet and prosperity”.The SDGs are comprehensive, visionary, and inspiring in many ways. But in at least one respect they fall short: they take a narrow view of sexual and reproductive health and rights, one of the most crucial, but also most controversial, parts of the SDG agenda.

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