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24 Sep 2015

Post-2015 Development Agenda - the business & human rights dimension

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The UN recently adopted new Sustainable Development Goals.

The private sector has been recognized as providing a major contribution to the realization of the new goals.  However the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights as well as NGOs have raised concerns that this private sector dimension currently lacks a strong human rights perspective.

"Private sector financing and public-private partnerships for sustainable development should...be accompanied by mandatory human rights due diligence standards and processes..."

"Rights before profit", June 2015 statement by CESR, Amnesty Intl., AWID

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