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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.

Background

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.

OHCHR

The current members of the UN Working Group are:

Mandate

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

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2021 UN Forum on Business & Human Rights

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Sessions of the Working Group

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UN Guiding Principles: The Next Decade

Find information on the UN Working Group's project to to chart a course for implementation of the UNGPs over the next 10 years

The UN Guiding Principles

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