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UN Working Group

The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights was established to promote and support the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles.


In June 2011, the UN Human Rights Council established a "working group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises", commonly referred to as the Working Group on business & human rights, "consisting of five independent experts...for a period of three years“.  The Working Group's mandate was renewed in June 2014.


The current members of the UN Working Group are:


The UN Working Group was established for an initial three-year term by a resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council in June 2011, which set out the Working Group's mandate. 
- full text of resolution: Arabic - Chinese - English - French - Russian - Spanish

For the process of nomination & appointment of the members, click here.

Featured Contents

Find out more about the UN Working Group's work.

Sessions of the Working Group

Find the latest information and reports on sessions of the UN Working Group

Gender and the UNGPs

Working Group on Business and Human Rights releases report on gender dimensions of the Guiding Principles

Due diligence guidance

UN Working Group issues report on human rights due diligence, with recommendations to governments, companies & investors

The UN Guiding Principles

Find out more about the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights