“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 twenty-first session of the Working Group on the Right to Development

2 – 6 November 2020, 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00
Assembly Hall, Palais des Nations, Geneva

At this session, the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development will continue to review progress made in the implementation of the right to development.

It will hold an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to development and consider contributions made by States and stakeholders to the implementation of the right to development.

The Working Group will also commence the elaboration of a draft legally binding instrument on the right to development.


UN Member and Observer States, specialized agencies and other international organizations, national human rights institutions with "A status" accreditation, and NGOs with ECOSOC consultative status may participate in the Working Group.

All participants (in-person and remote) are required to register using the registration form for the 21st session of the Working Group.

Participants who are unable to attend the meeting in person will be able to participate remotely. The registration will remain open until 18:00 CET, Thursday, 29th of October. A link to join the virtual meeting will be subsequently sent to those who registered through the system and requested to participate remotely.

Delegates participating remotely can ask for the floor by pressing the “raise hand” button.

Delegations are kindly requested to coordinate among themselves so that only one person takes the floor per delegation. Delegates participating in person are requested to wear masks.

Delegations are reminded to submit copies of their statements prior to delivery to r2d@ohchr.org.