First session of the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development

The first session of the Expert Mechanism was scheduled to be held in New York from 30 June to 2 July 2020. However, it could not be held as an in-person meeting owing to the lockdown measures and travel restrictions imposed in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The first session was therefore held virtually, composed of a series of private meetings, held on 16, 23 and 30 April, 7, 14 and 28 May and 11, 23 and 25 June 2020.

The Expert Mechanism considered the following topics:

  • Organizational matters
  • The mandate and methods of work
  • Coordination between the mechanisms dealing with the right to development
  • Thematic studies of the Expert Mechanism
  • Engagement with other human rights mechanisms
  • Reporting to the General Assembly
  • Engagement with Member States and other stakeholders



Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development
Thematic studies
Sessions of the Expert Mechanism
Others involved
Contact information

EMRTD, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10