HOW WE WORK

SDGs & 2030 Agenda

The Sustainable Development Goals represent an important mechanism through which States and other stakeholders work to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

Overview

The goals are intended to be achieved by 2030, and proactive work to move the goals forward is vital.

The ERC Founding Principles include a commitment to strengthening cooperation in, coordination of, and communication about [the] efforts to advance the human rights of, and support inclusive development for, all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics. This should include focusing on LGBTI human rights through engagement with the SDGs.

The main priority of the SDGs Thematic Group is to investigate how the Global Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development can be used to benefit LGBTI communities across the globe, and ensure that no one is left behind. The group looks to analyze the SDGs in their entirety to determine the ways in which they are each applicable to LGBTI issues, and indicate priority targets. Through this, the group encourages States to conduct LGBTI inclusive SDG reviews of progress at the national level, which can serve as a basis for inclusive contributions to the High-Level Political Forum.

The SDGs group looks to ensure LGBTI persons are included in the SDGs and related activities, and move the goals forwards, by:

  • Engagement with Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) – reaching out to Member and non-Member States to support with reporting, and ensuring they use this process to bring attention to issues specific to LGBTI persons in their national contexts.
  • Engagement at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) – ensuring that LGBTI issues are included in formal statements, VNR presentations, side-events, and briefings.
  • Analysis of SDGs and how they are applicable to LGBTI communities.
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report

ERC Pre-Conference Report 2022

08 September 2022

Research Briefing

Anti-Gender Movement Background Paper

08 September 2022

Webinar

National Laws & Policies: LGBTI Refugees

08 April 2022

videos

National Laws & Policies: LGBTI Refugees

08 April 2022

Webinar

National Laws & Policies: Legal Gender Recognition

03 December 2021

videos

National Laws & Policies: Legal Gender Recognition

03 December 2021

Declaration

ERC 2022 Global LGBTI Conference Declaration

09 September 2022

Statement

ERC Statement on Decriminalisation in Saint Kitts and Nevis & Antigua and Barbuda

02 September 2022

Statement

ERC Statement on the IE SOGI Mandate Renewal

11 July 2022

Statement

ERC Statement for HRC50 on the Independent Expert for SOGI’s Mandate Renewal

16 June 2022

Statement

Equal Rights Coalition´s (ERC) Statement on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

17 May 2022

Statement

ERC Statement on the Aggression against Ukraine and the protection of LGBTI persons and refugees.

06 April 2022