PRI has made a submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for its report on Sustainable Development Goals and Health, mandated under GA resolution 35/23, entitled ‘the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’.
In this submission, PRI presents the key issues for a vulnerable and under-served group – prisoners. With over 10 million people detained globally at any one time – many with unique health issues including communicable diseases – promoting the right of prisoners is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The submission draws attention to key issues regarding prisoners’ health, such as overcrowding, communicable diseases, mental health and community of care, as well as health care for women and children.
Read more about why criminal justice reform is essential to the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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