“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

Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr (Japan) is a development economist and Professor of International Affairs at the New School, New York. She holds academic degrees from Cambridge University , the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the University of Sussex .

She was a research fellow at the Harvard Centre for International Development and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs. From 1995 to 2004, she was the lead author and director of the UNDP Human Development Reports.

She founded the Journal of Human Development and is on the board of several NGOs advocating for human rights and technology for development.

Ms. Fukuda-Parr currently works on human rights and poverty, conflict prevention, and global technology.

She has published numerous books, papers and book chapters. Her publications, in addition to the Human Development Reports, include Handbook of Human Development, The Gene Revolution: GM Crops and Unequal Development; and numerous articles.