Agenda 2030: Preventing Violence Against Children and the Sustainable Development Goals

Nov 03, 2015
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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -- ratified by world leaders in September -- provide a blueprint for action to end poverty, protect the environment, and build a safer and more just world through the year 2030. The SDGs are unprecedented for inherently linking the prevention of violence against children to a broad human development agenda in industrialized and developing countries alike. In particular, they underscore the intersections between eradicating violence against children -- explicitly called for under Target 16.2 and linked to many other related targets -- and sustainable development across generations.