srhr in the 2030 agenda: looking back, moving forward

SRHR in the 2030 Agenda

We live in an interconnected world. Today, more than ever, local action impacts the global dimension; events that take place in one country or one region may impact the reality of the rest of humanity. Some challenges, such as extreme poverty, climate change, and hunger, among others, are experienced worldwide, not just in selected countries. We are living in a time when collective action is required to face the challenges that humanity is facing.

In this context, three major processes have been undertaken by countries all over the world to promote a joint response: the climate change negotiation, the financing for development process, and the sustainable development platforms. The three are interconnected and are at the core of the developmental agenda for the coming years.

What does sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) have to do with these three processes? What is its place in the Post-2015 Agenda, or, as it has been called now, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? This paper is meant to present that co-relation, and at the same time, to present the windows of opportunity to pursue an ambitious agenda for substantive implementation.