MANUSHYA FOUNDATION'S SUBMISSION TO THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT, FOR THE ASIA REGIONAL CONSULTATION ON PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT: IDENTIFYING AND PROMOTING GOOD PRACTICES ( 12-13 December 2018, Bangkok)
In 2017, the UN Human Rights Council requested that the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Development holds a series of regional consultations on the practical implementation of the right to development. The consultations, taking place around the world, will help gather empirical evidence on policies and programmes that aim at advancing the right to development and identify challenges and innovative ways to tackle them. On 12 and 13 December 2018, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to development held the 4th and last Asia regional consultation in Bangkok, on the practical implementation of the right to development to identify and promote good practices in advancing the right to development and the SDGs.
At this occasion, Manushya Foundation was invited to contribute to the consultation and submitted information to the UN Special Rapporteur. The submission captures three key challenges, related to:
(In)Equality in Development, in particular the disparities in distribution of income or wealth;
The Harms due to Development disproportionate to Benefits; and
The (lack of) Accountability and Access to Remedies.
The submission also highlights good practices from Asia and globally, and provides some practical recommendations on how to make development a reality for all, through adopting a human rights based-approach to development.