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2 dic - Governments must move from rhetoric to action and urgently honour their political and financial commitments to development, a group of United Nations human rights experts has said in a joint statement* marking the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Development by the UN General Assembly, on Sunday 4 December. 

Without fresh commitment and finance, the ground-breaking Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be met by their target date of 2030, the experts warn. “The SDGs will remain empty promises without proper political and financial commitment, regulation, management, and related safeguards.”  

“The test now is whether governments will go beyond rhetoric and act on promises to leave no one behind.” The experts said the benefits of development had so far not been fairly distributed across the world, leaving millions of people lacking basic rights to food, water, sanitation, health, education, housing and gender equality. 

“They have been deprived of their economic, social, political, civil and cultural rights.  The progress made so far remains both insufficient and unequal,” the experts noted. 

They said extreme poverty and growing inequality, exacerbated by under-regulated globalization, had fuelled crises and conflicts with far-reaching consequences. 

Transparency, effective participation and accountability at national and international levels-all elements of a human rights based approach to development- were crucial to developing real partnerships to deliver change, they stressed. 

The UN experts urged action on global financial issues, governance and corruption, to remove obstacles to the right to development. 

“In 2030, we are determined to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development as the first generation to have left no one behind,” the statement said.  

“This need not be an elusive dream - but can be realized as the legitimate right of all humanity - awaiting only our collective will and progressive action,” the UN human rights experts underscored. 

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