The Right to Development: Health and Well-being

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  • 2018•03•23     Kuala Lumpur

    The UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) will launch a series of monthly seminars, which will be presented by representatives of UN agencies that make up the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Malaysia. The seminars will serve as a conduit for UN agencies to inform the public on their missions, mandates, operations, and contributions towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    Dr Obijiofor Aginam, Deputy-Director of UNU-IIGH, kicked off the series with the first UNCT Seminar on 1 March 2018 with a presentation on The Right to Development: Health and Well-Being in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Attendees included UNU-IIGH researchers, and academics from public and private universities in Malaysia.

    Dr Aginam laid out how the lessons from the Right to Development framework offers some useful pathways towards understanding the scope and content of the right to the highest attainable standard of health, and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He also stressed the need to strengthen the linkages between SDG 3 and the other 16 goals.

    For more information, see the news story on the UNU-IIGH website.