It is increasingly recognized that human rights are essential to achieve sustainable development, says the UN Human Rights Office. Given the intrinsic nature of the SDGs, the continued threat to human rights, peace and security exacerbates and exposes entrenched inequalities, robbing people of their freedom to live, learn and thrive.
To build back better, we need to understand that we are all in this together, no matter how we look, where we live or what we do. “In every society, diversity is a richness – never a threat,” says UN Secretary-General Antonio António Guterres. “Racism is an abhorrence that we must all reject.” And solidarity matters for a better world.
In a world torn by hate and racism, and isolated by an unprecedented pandemic, we look at the importance of humanity, compassion, empathy and cooperation – qualities that make partnerships stronger.
Time for solidarity. Time to #FightRacism. Time to #StandUpForHumanRights.
Visit the UN Human Rights Office’s website for High Commissioner Bachelet’s latest remarks. Learn more about fighting racism, xenophobia and intolerance. Read about the UN Secretary-General’s latest policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on refugees, IDPs and migrants.