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IDS Bulletin Vol. 36 Nos. 1

Can a Rights-based Approach Help in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals?

Published on 1 January 2005

A great deal of attention has recently been focused on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the broad-based international agreement supporting the MDGs means that they provide an important opportunity to promote a development agenda globally. What, then, is the relationship between a rights-based approach and the framing and implementation of the MDGs? And, more broadly does a rights-based approach help in achieving development or human development?

This article argues that although more discussion on this question is needed, a rights-based approach does contribute positively to human development and the fulfilment of the MDGs. The first section will focus on how a rights-based approach underlies and frames the MDGs. The next section will examine how a rights-based approach to implementing the MDGs strengthens their effects.

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This article comes from the IDS Bulletin 36.1 (2005) Can a Rights‐based Approach Help in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals?

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Shetty, S. (2005) Can a Rights-based Approach Help in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals?. IDS Bulletin 36(1): 73-75

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Salil Shetty

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published by
Institute of Development Studies
authors
Shetty, Salil
doi
10.1111/j.1759-5436.2005.tb00180.x

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