The 21st session of the Working Group on the Right to Development

17-21 May 2021, 11:00-13:00 and 15:00-17:00, Geneva time zone

At this session, the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development will continue reviewing progress made in the implementation of the right to development.

It will hold an interactive dialogue with the Chair of the Expert Mechanism on the right to development and the Special Rapporteur on the right to development and consider contributions made by States and stakeholders to the implementation of the right to development including in the context of national implementation of the SDGs.

The Working Group will also commence the discussion of a draft legally binding instrument on the right to development.



UN Member and Observer States, specialised agencies and other international organisations, national human rights institutions with "A status" accreditation, and NGOs with ECOSOC consultative status may participate in the Working Group.

All participants are required to register using the registration form for the 21st session of the Working Group. The registration will remain open until 17:00 Geneva time, Friday, 21 May 2021. A link to join the virtual meeting will be sent to those who registered through the system, together with information on how to join the meeting platform and how to register for the list of speakers. Please note that the link is unique to each registered participant and cannot be shared. The link will be sent few hours before the start of the session.