“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 seventeenth session of the Working Group on the Right to Development

25 April- 3 May 2016, 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00
Conference Room XVI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

The Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development will convene its 17th session from 25 April to 3 May 2016, 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00, in conference room XVI at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. At this session, the Working Group will continue to review progress in the implementation of the right to development. In this context it will hold an interactive dialogue on the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in the context of the right to development, continue the second reading with the purpose of refining the draft right to development criteria and corresponding operational sub-criteria, and consider a report by the Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group containing standards for the implementation of the right to development.

Participants

The working group is open-ended. This means that all United Nations Member and Observer States, specialized agencies and other intergovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions accredited by the International Coordinating Committee and non-governmental organizations with ECOSOC consultative status may attend public meetings of the Working Group.

Accreditation

Requests for accreditation, joined by completed registration forms should be addressed to the attention of the Secretariat of the Working Group on the Right to Development and submitted by email: r2d@ohchr.org or by fax: +41 22 928 9014.

Statements

Documentation

  • Provisional agenda A/HRC/WG.2/17/1 (E F S A C R)
  • Draft programme of work A/HRC/WG.2/17/INF.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 (E F S A C R)
  • Realization and implementation of the right to development - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights A/HRC/WG.2/17/3 (E F S A C R)
  • Human Rights Council Resolution on the right to development A/HRC/RES/30/28 (E F S A C R)
  • General Assembly resolution on the right to development A/RES/70/155 (E F S A C R)
  • Report of the Working Group on the Right to Development on its sixteenth session A/HRC/30/71 (E S A C R)
  • Consolidated report of the Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the right to development, A/HRC/30/22 (E F S A C R)

Reports of the high-level task force on the implementation of the right to development

  • A/HRC/15/WG.2/TF/2: The report on its sixth session, 14 - 22 January 2010 (E F S A C R) and Corr.1 (E R)
  • A/HRC/15/WG.2/TF/2/Add.1: Consolidation of findings (E F S A C R) and Corr.1 (E)
  • A/HRC/15/WG.2/TF/2/Add.2: The right to development criteria and operational sub-criteria (E F S A C R)

Written contributions on the work of the high-level task force on the implementation of the right to development, including the right to development criteria and operational sub-criteria

Written contributions to the report of the Chair-Rapporteur containing standards for the implementation of the right to development (A/HRC/WG.2/17/2)

Written contributions to the report of the High Commissioner on the realization and implementation of the right to development (A/HRC/WG.2/17/3)