The Guttmacher Institute and The Lancet are establishing a Commission on sexual and reproductive health and rights in the post-2015 world, writes Ann Starr, President and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute in her comment titled: A Lancet Commission on sexual and reproductive health and rights: going beyond the Sustainable Development Goals on www.thelancet.com.
The Commission will begin work in early 2016 with the aim of developing a wide-ranging and evidence-based agenda for key sexual and reproductive health and rights priorities worldwide over the next 15 years.
Ann Starr argues that it is hard to imagine that anything of importance could have been left out of the 17 goals and 169 targets included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will be formally adopted on 25–27 September at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York.
The SDGs are comprehensive, visionary, and inspiring in many ways. But in at least one respect they fall short: they take a narrow view of sexual and reproductive health and rights, one of the most crucial, but also most controversial, parts of the SDG agenda.
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