Reports on the right to development

The General Assembly and Human Rights Council have adopted a series of resolutions on human rights and development. These resolutions have requested for a number of reports on development to be presented to the General Assembly and the Council. Below are all the right to development reports of the Secretary-General and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights since 2012.  

Previous reports can be found on the UN documentation database.

Year

Session/Date

Topic(s)

Summary

Link

2020

HRC 45th session

Annual progress, focus on least developed countries and the COVID-19 pandemic

An overview of OHCHR activities on the promotion and realisation of the right to development undertaken between June 2019 and May 2020. The report also contains an analysis of the implementation of the right to development in least developed countries, taking into account existing challenges, including in the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and recommendations on how to overcome them.

A/HRC/45/21

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2019

HRC 42nd session

Annual progress, focus on Sustainable Development Goal 17

An overview of OHCHR activities on the promotion and realisation of the right to development undertaken between June 2018 and May 2019. The report also provides an analysis of the implementation of the right to development, based on the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 17 and takes into account the work undertaken by and for the Working Group on the Right to Development and other human rights mechanisms.

A/HRC/42/29

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2018

HRC 39th session

Annual progress, focus on Sustainable Development Goal 10 (inequality within and among countries)

An overview of OHCHR activities on the promotion and realisation of the right to development from June 2017 to May 2018. The report also provides an analysis of Sustainable Development Goal 10 (Reduce inequality within and among countries) from the right to development perspective.

A/HRC/39/18

2017

HRC 36th session

Annual progress, implementation of the right to development

An overview of OHCHR activities on the promotion and realisation of the right to development from June 2016 to May 2017. The report also provides an analysis of the implementation of the right to development, taking into account existing challenges and making recommendations on how to overcome them.

A/HRC/36/23

2016

HRC 33rd session

Annual progress, implementation of the right to development

This report contains an overview of OHCHR activities relating to the promotion and realisation of the right to development. It covers the period from May 2015 to June 2016.

A/HRC/33/31

2015

HRC 30th session

Annual progress, implementation of the right to development

The activities included support for relevant Council mechanisms, as well as events and initiatives in the areas of inter-agency coordination and mainstreaming of the right to development into the policies and programmes of international organisations and into the post-2015 development agenda. It covers the period from May 2014 to April 2015.

A/HRC/30/22

2014

HRC 27th session

Annual progress, implementation of the right to development

This report contains an overview of the activities of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights relating to the promotion and realisation of the right to development. It covers the period from May 2013 to April 2014.

A/HRC/27/27

2013

HRC 24th session

Annual progress, implementation of the right to development

The report provides detailed information on advocacy, outreach and communications work by the Office. In addition, it recounts events and initiatives in support of relevant Council mechanisms and the mainstreaming of the right to development in the global partnership for development. It covers the period from July 2012 to May 2013.

A/HRC/24/27

2012

HRC 21st session

Annual progress, implementation of the right to development

The report provides information on various activities, events and initiatives aimed at promotion of the implementation of the right to development covering the period from December 2011 to June 2012.

A/HRC/21/28