N'da Yao Messou is president of a cocoa farmers’ association in Niable, eastern Ivory Coast. Women’s right to development has a long way to go.
The creation of a UN special rapporteurship on the right to development should help develop practical solutions on how the right could be realised.
Recommendations that aren’t accepted tend to involve hard political issues related to civil and political liberties.
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States report to the UN Human Rights Council every four-and-a-half years and receive its recommendations, which they can either "accept" or "note".
The strongest resistance to the United Nations resolution to promote LGBTI rights came from Muslim and African states. Many of these countries still criminalise same-sex relationships.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced that Australia is running for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council for the period of 2018 to 2020. The bid was originally made by the previous government, and…