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Ensuring that no one is left behind. High-level political forum (HLPF) 2016 position paper by Persons with Disabilities.

INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ALLIANCE (IDA)
2016

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This position paper states that "only by utilising the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) as a guiding framework in implementing the SDGs, will it be ensured that exclusion and inequality are not created or perpetuated". Proposals are made and background presented on the topics of: the unfinished work of the MDGs; realising, through an enabling environment, the full potential of persons with disabilities; working together to protect our planet; and reaching the farthest behind first

OHCHR Report 2012

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (OHCHR)
May 2013

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This comprehensive report presents OHCHR’s role, work, structure, managerial outputs, finance and expenditure. It details information about the focuses of their work on various thematic issues including: discrimination; immunity and the rule of law; poverty and economic, social and cultural rights; migration; violence and insecurity; and human rights mechanisms. The report highlights OHCHR’s progress towards the expected accomplishments illustrated by numerous results
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Human rights, health and poverty reduction strategies

ANDREA, Penelope
FERGUSSON, Clare
December 2008

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This resource seeks to strengthen efforts to achieve the MDGs by helping policymakers incorporate human rights into the design and implementation of the health component of national poverty reduction strategies (PRSs)

Principles and guidelines for a human rights approach to poverty reduction strategies

OFFICE OF THE UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
2006

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The resource aims to assist countries, international agencies and development practitioners in translating human rights norms, standards and principles into pro-poor policies and strategies. The work builds upon several previous publications of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, including Draft Guidelines on a Human Rights Approach to Poverty Reduction Strategies (2002) and Human Rights and Poverty Reduction: A Conceptual Framework (2004), drafted by Professors Paul Hunt, Manfred Nowak and Siddiq Osmani, and also draws on consultations with various stakeholders (including Member States, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organisations)

The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS. Economic and Social Council
February 2003

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This report identifies the three objectives for the UN's Special Rapporter on the right to health. The objectives are to promote the right to health as a fundamental human right; to clarify the content of the right to health, and to identify good practices for the operationalization of the right to health at the community, national and international levels. The report also outlines the issues to be studied through the idea of a right to health: povert reduction strategies, 'neglected diseases', impact assessments, World Trade Organization agreements, mental health, and the role of health professionals

Poverty, equity, human rights and health

BRAVEMAN, Paula
GRUSKIN, Sofia
2003

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Those concerned with poverty and health have sometimes viewed equity and human rights as abstract concepts with little practical application, and links between health, equity and human rights have not been examined systematically. This article outlines five ways in which health institutions can deal with poverty and health: institutionalising the systematic and routine application of equity and human rights perspectives to all health sector actions; strengthening and extending the public health functions that create the conditions necessary for health; implementing equitable health care financing, which should reduce poverty while increasing access for the poor; ensuring that health services respond effectively to the major causes of preventable ill-health among the poor and disavantaged; and monitoring, advocating and taking action to address the potential health equity and human rights implications of policies in all sectors affecting health, not only the health sector

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