SouthViews No. 217, 14 May 2021
Financing for development from the perspective of the right to development
Summaries of two reports by Saad Alfarargi, Special Rapporteur on the right to development
In 2020, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the right to development, Saad Alfarargi, submitted two reports, one to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) and the other to the UN General Assembly, on the issue of financing for development (FFD) from the perspective of the right to development (RTD). The first report (A/HRC/45/15) analyzed national-level FFD, while the second report (A/75/167) focused on the international dimension of FFD. In both reports the Special Rapporteur highlighted relevant challenges, with a particular focus on how to ensure the meaningful participation of rights-holders.
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This article was tagged: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Access to Information, Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA), Africa, COVID-19, Development Finance Institutions, Extraterritoriality, Finance for Development (FfD), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Human Rights, Human Rights Council, Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs), Indigenous Peoples, International Cooperation, International Labour Organization Conventions, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, Official Development Assistance (ODA), Poverty Eradication, Prior Informed Consent (PIC), Private Finance, Private Sector, Right to Development (RtD), Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Tax Cooperation, Tax Policy, United Nations (UN), United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development (UNDRTD), United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), Wealth Redistribution, World Bank