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The World Bank Launches Private-Public Initiative to Empower Adolescent Girls

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27 March 2013

EU calls for input on ’conflict minerals’

Author: European Commission

The European Commission is today launching a public consultation on so-called ’conflict minerals’. The aim of the consultation is get interested parties’ views on a potential EU initiative for responsible sourcing of minerals coming from conflict...

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1 October 2010

[PDF] Operating responsibly in the Middle East and North Africa: Implementing the United Nations ‘Guidance on responsible business in conflict affected and high risk areas’

Author: Taylor McKellar

This practice note is intended to provide general but practical insight into four key areas of activity, or business functions, through which a company can align with...the Global Compact’s Ten Principles...First, we seek to demonstrate how the...

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24 June 2010

[PDF] Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High-risk Areas: A Resource for Companies and Investors

Author: United Nations Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

[This publication] seeks to provide a common reference point for constructive dialogue between companies and investors...[and] to complement applicable national and international laws by promoting international good practice…[T]he private sector can...

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1 June 2010

[PDF] Doing business while advancing peace and development

Author: United Nations Global Compact

Conflict affects a society at all levels…business has an interest in promoting peace and development, two main objectives of the United Nations…what is the scope of the private sector’s contribution in conflict prevention, post-conflict reconstruction...

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18 May 2010
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Author: Red Española del Pacto Mundial de Naciones Unidas

Muchos están de acuerdo en que el concepto de “complicidad” es difícil de matizar y categorizar y comprender su importancia, a fin de evitar la complicidad en la vulneración de los derechos humanos, supone un reto importante para las empresas...Es...

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9 April 2010

Business and Human Rights: Further steps toward the operationalization of the “protect, respect and remedy” framework

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

Human rights due diligence can be a game-changer for companies: from “naming and shaming” to “knowing and showing.” Naming and shaming is a response by external stakeholders to the failure of companies to respect human rights. Knowing and showing is...

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9 April 2010

Mercenaries: United Nations experts final go at new international convention draft

Author: United Nations

The United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries will hold its last meeting on the ongoing process towards the elaboration of a possible new international convention on the regulation of activities of private military and security companies....

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2 March 2010

Sudan Workshop Looks at Business and Investment in Conflict-Affected Countries

Author: UN Global Compact

The first joint UN Global Compact – Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) event was convened in Khartoum on 1-2 March 2010 in collaboration with the Global Compact Local Network Sudan. The event focused on responsible business and investment in...

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10 August 2009
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Author: Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM)

A partir de la próxima temporada de vacaciones, los turistas que visitan los Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia podrán adquirir en las Ecotiendas productos artesanales elaborados por comunidades vulnerables del país gracias a un convenio de...

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3 August 2009

US must ensure that private contractors do not infringe rights – UN experts

Author: UN News Centre

A group of United Nations independent experts on mercenaries today voiced concern over the limited scrutiny of private security contractors by the United States Government, calling on greater transparency to prevent impunity for human rights...

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