Right to Development

“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


OIC - NAM roundtable in cooperation with OHCHR

The Right to Development: Constraints and Perspectives

As part of the global commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development in 2011, the Office of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Geneva and the Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) in cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized on 19 October 2011 a roundtable on the theme of “The Right to Development: Constraints and Perspectives”.

The following themes have been addressed:

A. The implementation of the right to development: Redeploying resources from disarmament to development including in the context of article 7 of the Declaration on the Right to Development as well as Financing for Development agenda.

B. Perspectives: Concept versus Practice.  How to reconcile national development goals with the economic and financial restrictions imposed by financial institutions and recurring financial crises?

C. States’ leadership and independence for the promotion of international development commitments.

Concept note and agenda

Statements of the penallists

Other statements