“We, heads of State and Government, … are committed to making the right to development a reality for everyone and to freeing the entire human race from want.”
UN Millennium Declaration

Right to Development

Development is a Human Right



The nineteenth session of the Working Group on the Right to Development


23 – 27 April 2018, 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00
Conference Room VII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

At this session, the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development will continue to review progress made in the implementation of the right to development.
In this context it will hold an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to development and with experts on the implementation and realization of the right to development.
It will also consider:

  • contributions made by States to the implementation of the right to development;
  • draft right to development criteria and corresponding operational sub-criteria; and
  • the elaboration of standards for the implementation of the right to development.

Documentation

  • Provisional agenda A/HRC/WG.2/19/1 (A C E F R S)
  • Draft programme of work A/HRC/WG.2/19/INF.1 (E only)
  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Development A/HRC/36/49 (A C E F R S)
  • Comments and views submitted by Governments, groups of Governments, regional groups and stakeholders on the draft right to development criteria and operational sub-criteria A/HRC/WG.2/18/CRP.1 (E only)
  • Standards for the implementation of the right to development - Report of the Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on the Right to Development A/HRC/WG.2/17/2 (A C E F R S)
  • NAM Proposal on Set of Standards regarding the implementation of the right to development A/HRC/WG.2/18/G.1 (E only)
  • Human Rights Council resolution on the right to development A/HRC/RES/36/9 (A C E F R S)
  • General Assembly resolution on the right to development A/RES/72/167 (A C E F R S)
  • Report of the Working Group on the Right to Development on its eighteenth session A/HRC/36/35
    (A C E F R S)
  • Consolidated report of the Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the right to development A/HRC/36/23 (A C E F R S)
  • The International Dimensions of the Right to Development: A Fresh Start towards improving Accountability, paper prepared by Olivier de Schutter A/HRC/WG.2/19/CRP.1 (E only)
  • The Right to Development: Finding a Way Forward, paper prepared by Zamir Akram, Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on the Right to Development A/HRC/WG.2/19/CRP.2 (E only)
  • The Right to Development and Illicit Financial Flows: Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals and Financing for Development, paper prepared by Bhumika Muchhala A/HRC/WG.2/19/CRP.3 (E only)
  • Promoting rights-based climate finance for people and planet, paper prepared by Tessa Khan A/HRC/WG.2/19/CRP.4 (E only)
  • International Investment Agreements and Industrialization: Realizing the Right to Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, paper prepared by Bhumika Muchhala A/HRC/WG.2/19/CRP.5 (E only)
  • Joint NGO Written Statement A/HRC/WG.2/19/NGO.1 (E only)

Interactive dialogue with experts on the implementation and realization of the right to development, including the implications of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and a possible engagement with the high-level political forum

Accreditation

The online accreditation page of the 19th session of the Working Group on the Right to Development will open on Monday the 19th of March. Please allow three working days for your request to be processed.
https://reg.unog.ch/event/18926/

Representatives in possession of a grounds pass issued by the Security and Safety Section of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) or United Nations Headquarters in New York (UNHQ) will have unrestricted access to conference rooms and do not need to request accreditation.

Representatives without a UNOG or UNHQ identification badge should request accreditation and, upon presentation of an identity document and a copy of the confirmation email/e-ticket, a photo-badge will be issued at the "Pregny Gate" security entrance:

Pregny gate, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10
Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The following entities other than United Nations Member States can be accredited to participate in the session:

  • Non-Member States, international organizations and other entities having received a standing invitation to participate as observers in the sessions and the work of the General Assembly.
  • Specialized agencies and related organizations
  • The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), regional coordinating bodies and national human rights institutions accredited by GANHRI.
  • NGOs in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.