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


3 – 7 April 2017, 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 convened its 18th session from 3 to 7 April 2017, 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 continued to review progress made in the implementation of the right to development. In this context it held an interactive dialogue with experts on the implementation and realization of the right to development and continued the consideration of the draft right to development criteria and corresponding operational sub-criteria.

Statements

Documentation

  • Provisional agenda A/HRC/WG.2/18/1 (A C E F R S)
  • Draft programme of work A/HRC/WG.2/18/INF.1 (E only)
  • Comments and views submitted by Governments, groups of Governments, regional groups and stakeholders on the draft right to development criteria and operational sub-criteria A/HRC/WG.2/18/CRP.1 (E only)
  • Human Rights Council resolution on the right to development A/HRC/RES/33/14 (A C E F R S)
  • General Assembly resolution on the right to development A/RES/71/192 (A C E F R S)
  • Report of the Working Group on the Right to Development on its seventeenth session A/HRC/33/45 (A C E F R S)
  • Consolidated report of the Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the right to development, A/HRC/33/31 (A C E F R S)
  • Summary report on the panel discussion on the promotion and protection of the right to development as part of the celebrations of the thirtieth anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development A/HRC/33/21 (A C E F R S)
  • 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 (A C E F R S)
  • NAM proposal for standards for the implementation of the right to development A/HRC/WG.2/18/G/1 (E only)

Interactive dialogue with experts on the implementation and realization of the right to development, including the implications of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and a possible engagement with the high-level political forum

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 (A C E F R S) and Corr.1 (ER)
  • A/HRC/15/WG.2/TF/2/Add.1: Consolidation of findings (A C E F R S ) and Corr.1 (E)
  • A/HRC/15/WG.2/TF/2/Add.2: The right to development criteria and operational sub-criteria (A C E F R S)

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