A Guide for Cities – Localising Human Rights in the Context of SDGs

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges that cities today must face and address, and its impacts are already affecting cities communities, and individuals across the globe.

As the international human rights system evolves and increasingly emphasises the implementation of rights, the role of cities and local governments has been ever more strategic in realising human rights values and standards.When human rights are localised, people are empowered and included. Policies are consequently better, and implementation takes place in the form of better public services leading to more inclusive and sustainable societies.

This, in turn, will pave the way for long-term development at the local level and achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and build inclusive and resilient cities for the future. 

A people centered, practicioner’s handbook

In collaboration with three universities: (1) Parahyangan University, Bandung, Indonesia, (2) University of Lampung, Indonesia, and (3) RTM Nagpur University, India, RWI is developing a practitioner’s handbook to offer practical guidance and suggested tools on how to localise human rights in the context of SDGs

This handbook aims to offer practical guidance and suggested tools to guide local stakeholders on identifying local priorities and particularities, developing a policy through participatory processes, and develop tools to monitor and evaluate progress. 

The development of the handbook