Poverty, Human Rights & the SDGs: How to Address the Post-Pandemic Poverty Crisis
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, the world will face a crisis of poverty that has been severely aggravated over the past 15 months. Years of work eradicating extreme poverty has been brushed away on all continents.
Responding to this crisis will be agenda item number one for the global community in the coming years. Policymakers are already referring to the response as the New Social Contract, a new global deal, “build back better” and “build forward fairer”. Whatever the rhetorical frame, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the International Human Rights system are key instruments.
This webinar will focus on the intersection between poverty, human rights and the SDGs.
How do these strong international frameworks impact people in poverty and marginalization? How does this play out in rural and urban living spaces? How does the climate and environmental crisis add to the complexity? Is this a bottom up or top down process and what is the role of social movements in coming years?
The panel will address these and other aspects of the post-pandemic challenge drawing on their rich knowledge and insights a well as their contributions to the Research Handbook on Human Rights and Poverty, edited by Martha Davis, Morten Kjaerum and Amanda Lyons.
Natalia Ángel-Cabo, Sumudu Atapattu, Leilani Farha, and Hans-Otto Sano will appear as panelists.