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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.

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The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness was adopted in 2005 and reaffirmed in Accra in 2008 at ministerial-level forums convened by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The principles and indicators included in the Paris Declaration frame what OECD calls a “landmark reform” in development cooperation endorsed by leading development practitioners. The Paris Declaration did not emerge from the United Nations or any of its bodies, but given the high level of support that the Declaration has received from the major bilateral donors and the active engagement of key multilateral organizations such as the World Bank and OECD itself in its implementation, it is important to analyse it from the point of view of the right to development.

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