Call for comments and textual suggestions: Draft Convention on the Right to Development

16 January 2022
Issued by:
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Inform the negotiations of the draft convention on the right to development


At the request of the Human Rights Council (res. 39/9), the Chair of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development submitted a draft convention on the right to development, including commentaries, to the 21st session of the Working Group.

In the above context and with the view to facilitating the negotiations of the draft convention, the OHCHR kindly invites all United Nations Member and Observer States, specialized agencies and other intergovernmental organizations with observer status, national human rights institutions with "A status" and NGOs with ECOSOC consultative status to submit comments and textual suggestions on the draft convention.  

Please send your submission no later than 16 January 2022, to, in English and in MS Word or compatible format. All submissions will be made available on the webpage of the Working Group. Please note that the Secretariat does not have the capacity to translate submissions received in other languages or to process submissions received in other formats.