“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”
In commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development, and with a view to advancing broader understanding of this right, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has completed work on a landmark publication –“Realizing the Right to Development: Essays in Commemoration of 25 Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development.
The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay, will launch the book at two events on the theme of ‘Realizing a Vision for Transformative Development’, which will take place in:
Geneva, Switzerland: Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 1-3 p.m., in the UNOG Library, Palais des Nations
New York, USA: Monday, 9 December 2013, 1-3 p.m., in the ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters
The publication presents a wide range of in-depth analytical studies by more than 30 international experts covering the context, meaning and application of the right to development. It annotates, elucidates and celebrates the right to development, its evolution, multiple dimensions and usefulness as a development paradigm in the current and future global context. The contributions support the concept of an enabling environment for development that would ensure freedom from want and freedom from fear for all. They illustrate the transformative potential of the right to development and its relevance more than 25 years after the adoption of the Declaration and make the case for reinvigorating this right in order to realize its added value to advancing human rights, development, and peace and security in an interdependent, fragile and changing world, including in the post-2015 agenda for sustainable development.
How to obtain a copy of the book
The book contains some 500 pages and is available in English only. A short introduction presenting key components of the book is available in all six official UN languages:
A, C, E, F, S, R.
The hard and soft versions of the book as well as the USB card containing the book will be released later this year.
Copies can be ordered through https://unp.un.org in due course
The PDF version will be available free of charge from the OHCHR website at www.ohchr.org
A limited number of USB cards containing the book will be available upon request (e-mail: R2D@ohchr.org)
For translation, printing and further dissemination of this book in other languages, permission should be sought from the United Nations via https://unp.un.org/Rights.aspx