Revising National SDG Targets for the City of Los Angeles

In October 2017, Mayor Eric Garcetti committed to adopt and implement the SDGs in Los Angeles. With support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Mayor’s Office partnered with four local universities to begin a comprehensive mapping of relevant activities and data to the SDG framework, including the 169 targets and 240-plus indicators. As the … Continue reading Revising National SDG Targets for the City of Los Angeles

Training in Malaysia connects health and human rights

In Malaysia, a course taught in conjunction with United Nations University in August 2018 drew 40 participants from research, policy, public health, law, NGOs and other domains to learn about the effectiveness, limits and possibilities of human rights interventions in advancing the highest attainable standard of health. The three-day International Institute for Global Health course in … Continue reading Training in Malaysia connects health and human rights

Sustainable Development Goals, HIV & Human Rights: Advancing Equality, Inclusion and Justice

In this Aug. 29 lecture, Director of the United Nations Development Programme’s HIV, Health and Development Group Mandeep Dhaliwal presented on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, HIV and human rights with commentary provided by strategy and governance consultant Jeffrey O’Malley. Mandeep Dhaliwal Director, United Nations Development Programme HIV, Health and Development Group With more than … Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals, HIV & Human Rights: Advancing Equality, Inclusion and Justice

New practicum seeks sustainable solutions for LA’s wicked problems

SDGs in LA: Sustainable Solutions to Los Angeles’s Wicked Problems

A new multi-disciplinary practicum coordinated in collaboration with the USC Institute for Global Health invites students from across USC’s schools to address some of Los Angeles’s most intractable challenges. This fall 2018 USC “Wicked Problems Practicum” is supported by the Office of the Provost and will focus on the human and social aspects of the … Continue reading New practicum seeks sustainable solutions for LA’s wicked problems

Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge government

The report from the High Level Working Group on Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents is handed over to WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at the 70th World Health Assembly May 22. Photo Courtesy WHO.

A transformative report published May 22 by a United Nations-backed group will set the health and human rights agenda for women, children and adolescents over the next decade. Calling for bold leadership and action to realize rights “to health and through health,” the report was endorsed as a blueprint for action by World Health Organization and the UN … Continue reading Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge government

Leaders appointed to champion health, human rights of the vulnerable

UN Photo/Martine Perret. License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

For the first time, the world’s governing bodies have tasked a group of experts to expand the health and human rights of women, children and adolescents everywhere. The World Health Organization and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights named the new working group members Sept. 22. USC’s Sofia Gruskin, director … Continue reading Leaders appointed to champion health, human rights of the vulnerable