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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


 

The Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development

The Working Group was established by the Commission on Human Rights, in its resolution 1998/72, and by the Economic and Social Council, in its decision 1998/269, with the following mandate: 

(a) to monitor and review progress made in the promotion and implementation of the right to development as elaborated in the Declaration on the Right to Development, at the national and international levels, providing recommendations thereon and further analyzing obstacles to its full enjoyment, focusing each year on specific commitments in the Declaration;

(b) to review reports and any other information submitted by States, United Nations agencies, other relevant international organizations and non-governmental organizations on the relationship between their activities and the right to development; and

(c) to present for the consideration of the Commission on Human Rights a sessional report on its deliberations, including advice to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) with regard to the implementation of the right to development, and suggesting possible programmes of technical assistance at the request of interested countries with the aim of promoting the implementation of the right to development.

Participants

The Working Group is an open-ended working group, meaning that all UN Member and Observer States, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations with ECOSOC consultative status may attend public meetings of the Working Group.

Working Group sessions:

  • 15th session, 2014: E R S A C
  • 14th session, 2013: E F S A C R
  • 13th session, 2012: E F S A C R
  • 12th Session, 2011: E F S A C R and Corr.1: E F S A C R
  • 11th Session, 2010: E F S A C R
  • 10th Session, 2009: E F S A C R
  • 9th Session, 2008: E F S A C R
  • 8th Session, 2007: E F S A C R
  • 7th Session, 2006: E F S A C R
  • 6th Session, 2005: E F S A C R
  • 5th Session, 2004: E F S A C R
  • 4th Session, 2003: E F S A C R
  • 3rd Session, 2002: E F S A C R
  • 1st Session 2000 and 2nd session 2000: E F S A C R