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


23 – 27 April 2018, 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00
Conference Room VII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

At its nineteenth session, held from 23-26 April 2018, the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development continued to review progress made in the implementation of the right to development.

In this context it held an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to development and with experts on the implementation and realization of the right to development.

It also considered:

  • contributions made by States to the implementation of the right to development;
  • draft right to development criteria and corresponding operational sub-criteria; and
  • the elaboration of standards for the implementation of the right to development.

Statements

Documentation

  • Provisional agenda A/HRC/WG.2/19/1 (A C E F R S)
  • Draft programme of work A/HRC/WG.2/19/INF.1 (E only)
  • Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Development A/HRC/36/49 (A C E F R S)
  • 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)
  • 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 on Set of Standards regarding the implementation of the right to development A/HRC/WG.2/18/G.1 (E only)
  • Human Rights Council resolution on the right to development A/HRC/RES/36/9 (A C E F R S)
  • General Assembly resolution on the right to development A/RES/72/167 (A C E F R S)
  • Report of the Working Group on the Right to Development on its eighteenth session A/HRC/36/35
    (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/36/23 (A C E F R S)
  • The International Dimensions of the Right to Development: A Fresh Start towards improving Accountability, paper prepared by Olivier de Schutter A/HRC/WG.2/19/CRP.1 (Word | PDF E only)
  • The Right to Development: Finding a Way Forward, paper prepared by Zamir Akram, Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on the Right to Development A/HRC/WG.2/19/CRP.2 (Word | PDF E only)
  • The Right to Development and Illicit Financial Flows: Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals and Financing for Development, paper prepared by Bhumika Muchhala A/HRC/WG.2/19/CRP.3 (Word | PDF E only)
  • Promoting rights-based climate finance for people and planet, paper prepared by Tessa Khan A/HRC/WG.2/19/CRP.4 (Word | PDF E only)
  • International Investment Agreements and Industrialization: Realizing the Right to Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, paper prepared by Bhumika Muchhala A/HRC/WG.2/19/CRP.5 (Word | PDF E only)
  • Joint NGO Written Statement A/HRC/WG.2/19/NGO.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