Viewpoint by Marin Khor *
This article is based on the text of a speech at a panel discussion at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 15 June 2016.
GENEVA (IDN | South Centre) - The Declaration on the Right to Development, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1986 (as Document 41/128) is 30 years old. It is appropriate to celebrate this anniversary. For the right to development has had great resonance among people all over the world, including in developing and poor countries. Even the term itself “the right to development” carries a great sense and weight of meaning and of hope.