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Table 1 The broader context of Sustainable Development for children affected by TB

From: Why the Convention on the Rights of the Child must become a guiding framework for the realization of the rights of children affected by tuberculosis

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by the Member States of the United Nations in September 2015. This agenda outlines a vision of integrated social, economic and environmental development for all people in all countries in the next 15 years, underpinned by the human rights principles of universality, non-discrimination, participation and accountability. The agenda contains the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 accompanying targets, which succeed the Millennium Development Goals, but this time aiming to ensure that “no one is left behind”. There is a specific goal 3 on health, but targets across the agenda are fundamental to realizing the right to health for all. The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, launched alongside the 2030 Agenda, highlights 17 key SDG targets across the agenda that are key for health.




End preventable deaths

Ensure health and well-being

Expand enabling environments

- Reduce global maternal mortality to less than 70 per 100,000 live births

- Reduce newborn mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1000 live births in every country

- Reduce under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1000 live births in every country

- End epidemics of HIV,

tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases and other communicable diseases

- Reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases and promote mental health and well-being

- End all forms of malnutrition, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and children

- Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services (including for family planning) and rights

- Ensure that all girls and boys have access to good quality early childhood development

- Substantially reduce pollution-related deaths and illnesses

- Achieve universal health coverage including financial risk protection and access to quality essential services, medicines and vaccines

- Eradicate extreme poverty

- Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and good quality primary and secondary education

- Eliminate all harmful practices and all discrimination and violence against women and girls

- Achieve universal and equitable

access to safe and affordable drinking water and to adequate sanitation and hygiene

- Enhance scientific research, upgrade technological capabilities and encourage innovation

- Provide legal identity for all, including birth registration

- Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development