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Right to Development and Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The UN Declaration on the Right to Development adopted on December 4, 1986 was adopted as an individual focused development paradigm transformative of the economic models of development. The Right to Development has since been consistently re affirmed through innumerable international documents and events such as the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, the 2000 Millennium Declaration, the 2002 Monterrey Consensus, the 2005 World Summit Outcome, the 2007 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the 2010 MDGs Review Summit, the 2011 Istanbul Programme of Action for the LDCs, the outcome documents of the thirteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII), and finally the most recent being the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in 2012.

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) of 2012 saw the coming together of the world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, to shape how humanity can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want. The accepted theory to ensure the Right to Development was 'Sustainable Development.' This discussion has now been extended to the fore of the post-2015 Development Agenda which focuses on adopting a set of Sustainable Development Goals as replacing the Millennium Development Goals

It is against this background that theories related to the "realization of rights" needs to be reformulated from the standpoint of sustainable development, evaluation of globalization and its impacts, the need for good governance and peoples participation. The time is now apt to enthrall individuals/ civil society and decision makers towards such discussions - which is also the need of the hour, in order to advocate and push for a shift in the ideas surrounding the realisation of rights through realm of the Right to Development.

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