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Call for inputs - 2023 reports of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to development

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Right to development

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In the present report, submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 33/14 and 51/7, the Special Rapporteur on the right to development, Surya Deva, articulates a holistic vision of the right to development and examines the role of business in realizing this right.



The Human Rights Council, in its resolution 33/14 of 29 September 2016, established the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to development. The mandate was recently extended by resolution 51/7. Mr. Surya Deva was appointed Special Rapporteur for a period of three years and took up his functions on 1 May 2023.

In 2023, the Special Rapporteur will be presenting (i) to the Human Rights Council a report outlining a vision for the future in “reinvigorating the right to development” in September 2023 and (ii) to the General Assembly in October 2023 a report on “the role of business in realizing the right to development in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other relevant international human rights instruments”.


The Special Rapporteur seeks to collect information regarding these two thematic reports and possible priorities for the work of the mandate during the next three years in the context of other relevant agendas.

Key questions and types of input/comments sought

The Special Rapporteur therefore wishes to receive inputs, by responding to the following questionnaire to help enrich this upcoming report.

Download the questionnaire (PDF): English | Français | Español

How inputs will be used

All submissions will be made publicly available and posted on the Special Rapporteur’s homepage at the OHCHR website