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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


DEVELOPMENT IS A HUMAN RIGHT FOR ALL



Realizing the Right to Development


Essays in Commemoration of 25 Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development


OHCHR publication

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Foreword

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

Introduction


PART ONE: SITUATING THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 1: The emergence of the right to development

Chapter 2: The Declaration on the Right to Development in the context of United Nations standard-setting

Chapter 3: The challenge of implementing the right to development in the 1990s

Chapter 4: Conceptualizing the right to development for the twenty-first century


PART TWO: UNDERSTANDING THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 5: Self-determination of peoples and sovereignty over natural wealth and resources

Chapter 6: Active, free and meaningful participation in development

Chapter 7: Equality, non-discrimination and fair distribution of the benefits of development

Chapter 8: The human rights-based approach to development in the era of globalization

Chapter 9: A human rights approach to democratic governance and development

Chapter 10: Poverty

Chapter 11: Women, human rights and development

Chapter 12: Indigenous peoples

Chapter 13: Global governance: old and new challenges

Chapter 14: International solidarity in an interdependent world


PART THREE: COOPERATING FOR THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 15: A right to development critique of Millennium Development Goal 8

Chapter 16: Development, good governance and South-South cooperation: the African Peer Review Mechanism

Chapter 17: The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness

Chapter 18: Mainstreaming the right to development into the World Trade Organization

Chapter 19: The Cotonou Agreement and economic partnership agreements

Chapter 20: Debt relief and sustainability

Chapter 21: Sovereign debt and human rights

Chapter 22: The Intergovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property

Chapter 23: Climate change, sustainable development and the clean development mechanism


PART FOUR: IMPLEMENTING THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 24: The indicators framework of OHCHR applied to the right to development

Chapter 25: The right to development and implementation of the Millennium Development Goals

Chapter 26: National experience with the right to development

Chapter 27: A regional perspective: article 22 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Chapter 28: Towards operational criteria and a monitoring framework

Chapter 29: Theory into practice: a new framework and proposed assessment criteria

Chapter 30: The high-level task force criteria

Chapter 31: The role of international law

Chapter 32: The right to development in practice: provisional lessons learned

Chapter 33: The right to development at 25: renewal and achievement of its potential

Realizing the Right to Development and a new development agenda


ANNEXES

Annex I: Declaration on the Right to Development

Annex II: Overview of United Nations mechanisms on the right to development

Selected bibliography

Back cover