Working Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The Working Group
The Working Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was established under Article 46 of the GANHRI Statute.
The Working Group was originally established in 2015 as an outcome of the 12th GANHRI international conference, and endorsed in the 2015 Mérida Declaration, which describes the establishment of the Working Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a vehicle for collaboration among, and a global voice of, NHRIs on these matters.
At its Bureau meeting of 4 March 2019, the GANHRI Bureau decided to reaffirm the establishment the Working Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Guidelines for GANHRI Working Groups stipulate the following generic purpose of GANHRI Working Groups:
1. To promote cooperation and information-sharing among NHRIs through the exchange of good practices and lessons learned on a thematic human rights area, which mirrors a priortity under the GANHRI Strategic Plan; and
2. To guide, and lead in, GANHRI’s substantive engagement or advocacy efforts on a thematic human rights topic, to coordinate GANHRI members’ activities in the area, and to represent GANHRI where recquested, in accordance with the GANHRI sign off procedure/publication policy, and in coordination with, and support of, the GANHRI Head Office.
In accordance with the general GANHRI Guidelines for Working Groups, the specific purpose of the Working Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to provide a platform for peer learning and exchange of information, good practices and lessons learned, and to lead on GANHRI’s engagement and coordinate GANHRI members’ engagement on thematic areas pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to represent GANHRI where requested, in accordance with the established GANHRI sign-off procedure.
The Working Group is chaired by Denmark and composed of the following NHRIs: