Azerbaijani Chairmanship

to the Non-Aligned Movement

2019-2022

NAM Chair organized Open-ended Discussion on the Right to Development and possible ways in achieving its practical implementation


On 12 February 2020, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan in its capacity as the Chair of the Geneva Chapter of the Non-Aligned Movement organized an Open-ended Discussion on the Right to Development and possible ways in achieving its practical implementation.

The event aimed at creating an opportunity for exchange of ideas among various stakeholders on ways and means to achieve the practical implementation of the right to development, including through adoption of the an internationally legally binding instrument; discussing the transformative paradigm of the right to development and its increasing relevance to address contemporary global challenges and its role in implementing the 2030 Agenda.

The open-ended discussion was held in the form of a panel discussion with the participation of Mr. Saad Alfarargi, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Development as the keynote speaker, Mr. Zamir Akram, Chair of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development, Mr. Bat-Erdene Ayush, Chief of Right to Development Section of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Ms.Yuefen Li, Senior Adviser of the South Centre as panellists.

Diverse stakeholders, including Member States of the UN, UN system Institutions, civil society, experts and academia participated at the Discussion.

February 12, 2020