Realizing the Right to Development

Essays in Commemoration of 25 Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development

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This book is devoted to the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development. It contains a collection of analytical studies of various aspects of the right to development, which include the rule of law and good governance, aid, trade, debt, technology transfer, intellectual property, access to medicines and climate change in the context of an enabling environment at the local, regional and international levels. It also explores the issues of poverty, women and indigenous peoples within the theme of social justice and equity. The book considers the strides that have been made over the years in measuring progress in implementing the right to development and possible ways forward to make the right to development a reality for all in an increasingly fragile, interdependent and ever-changing world.



A right to development critique of Millennium Development Goal 8

The idea that human solidarity transcends national boundaries and extends to all people of the world is expressed in key human rights documents from the Charter of the United Nations to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. And the principle that States have international obligations arising from solidarity is stated in these and several other documents, notably in the Declaration on the Right to Development and in the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.


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