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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Sets Targets of Actions for Realizing the Right to Development in the New Era
December 02,2016   By:chinahumanrights.org
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Sets Targets of Actions for Realizing the Right to Development in the New Era
 
LUO Yanhua
 
CHINA
 
During the three decades after the adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Development, the right to development has received wider acknowledgement throughout the international community, and has become a typical example of the“third-generation rights.”The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which puts forward 17 goals of sustainable development was adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit on September 25, 2015. From the contents of the agenda, we can see the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development highly conforms to the right to development. Both fit not only in purpose and content, but also in object and subject,as well as in demands for countries and the foundation needed. We may regard the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as setting targets of actions for the realization of the right to development in the new era. Meanwhile, to realize the right to development in the new situation is to accomplish the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The two adopt different approaches that lead to the same destination.
 
This year sees the thirtieth anniversary for the adoption of the United Nations’Declaration on the Right to Development. During the three decades after the adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Development, the right to development has been more and more acknowledged among the international community, and has become a typical example of ―third-generation rights.‖ How to realize the right to development in the new situation is a problem we should study carefully. Meanwhile, the international community has made tremendous efforts in promoting sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit on September 25, 2015 is an important result in this respect. What is the relationship between the realization of the right to development and the completion of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? This is the question to be answered in this article.