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Seventh session of the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development


03 - 05 April 2023


Conference Room 6, UN HQ


New York

The seventh session of the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development will take place from Monday, 3 April to Wednesday, 5 April 2023, in New York, UN HQ, Conference Room 6.

At this session, the Expert Mechanism will consider the following:

  1. Opening of the session.
    Opening remarks by Ms. Ilze Brands Kehris, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights
  2. Adoption of the agenda and programme of work.
  3. General debate.
  4. Implementation of the mandate and programme of work (PDF):
    • Consideration of thematic studies:
    • Focused thematic discussions (flyer)
      • New Agenda for Peace (concept note / flyer)
        • Speakers:
          • H.E. Mr. Peter Mohan Maithri Pieris, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka
          • Mr. Daniel Zavala Porras, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Permanent Mission of Costa Rica
          • General Birame Diop, Military Advisor, Department of Peace Operations
          • Professor Azza Karam, SG Religions for Peace, High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism
      • Beyond GDP (concept note / flyer)
        • Speakers:
          • H.E. Dr. Agnes Chimbiri-Molande, Permanent Representative of Malawi
          • Ms. Anu Peltola, Acting Director of Statistics, UNCTAD
          • Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, The New School, Chair of Committee for Development Policy
      • Reform of the International Financial Architecture (concept note / flyer)
        • Speakers:
          • H.E. Mr. Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan
          • H.E. Mr. Hernán Pérez Loose, Permanent Representative of Ecuador
          • Mr. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, National Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina, former Independent Expert on Foreign Debt
      • Future Generations (concept note / flyer)
        • Speakers:
          • H.E. Mr. Brian Wallace, Permanent Representative of Jamaica
          • Ms. Michèle Griffin, Director of the Common Agenda Team, EOSG
          • Mr. Carroll Muffet, President and CEO of Center for International Environmental Law
      • Youth Participation (concept note / flyer)
        • Speakers:
          • H.E. Mr. Osama Abdelkhalek, Permanent Representative of Egypt
          • Ms. Marija Vasileva-Blazev, OiC and Special Advisor to the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth
          • Ms. Srruthi Lekha Raaja Elango, Youth activist
          • Ms. Rosario Diaz Garavito, Youth activist
    • Lessons learned at 3 years of the EMRTD and future directions.
  5. Conclusion of the session.

Participation is possible in the public meetings where simultaneous interpretation in the six official languages will be made available.

States, United Nations mechanisms, bodies and specialized agencies, funds and programmes, intergovernmental organizations, regional organizations and mechanisms in the field of human rights, national human rights institutions and other relevant national bodies, academics and experts on development issues, and non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council are allowed to ask for the floor and intervene, in that order.

All participants are required to register using this registration form, which will remain open until 4:00 pm ET, Friday, 31 March 2023. Delegations are kindly reminded to submit copies of their statements to [email protected] prior to delivery.