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Agenda for Sustainable Development and Realization of the Right to Development
December 02,2016   By:chinahumanrights.org
Agenda for Sustainable Development and Realization of the Right to Development
 
Mulbah G. KAWOI 
 
LIBERIA 
 
It is the wish of all countries in the world to set up achievable and sustainable development agendas, but the processes that lead to the realization of these agendas are the most difficult part of public policy making. Policy makers have to project policies that are unique to the domestic understanding of their citizens and the region. Ratify and codify laws that bear the characteristics of both the Right to Development and the traditional behavior and belief of the citizens of a particular region.
 
According to the right to development which was proclaimed in the Declaration on the Right to Development, adopted in 1986 by the United Nations General Assembly (GA), calls for states to recognize that the right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and fundamental freedoms can be fully realized.‖ ①
 
Since the opening up of the People‘s Republic of China to the rest of the world in 1949, she has set up several agendas including the Hukou System that was introduced aimed at responding to its national conditions for sustainable development. China has been working with the people to improve slum community all over no matter where, to incrementally improve their living conditions, catering to the basic needs of the ordinary citizens ranging from housing to sanitation and infrastructure, addressing the real needs of every community with the believe that all strategies were designed to improve lives, and should be accessible to all. ②
 
This is evidenced by the swiping development that is ongoing all over in China, from village live to urbanization, secondary road to super highway, the development of modern metro system and from primitive manufacturing to modern production of goods and services. China has worked and is working towards this goal. (The author is Deputy Director of Government of Liberia)
 
① http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/development/right/index.htm 
② Wang, Fei-Ling (2014), ―The Hukou (Household Registration) System.‖ in Oxford Bibliography in Chinese Studies. Ed. Tim Wright. New York, NY: Oxford University Press