[DOC] Oral Statement by Mr. Pavel Sulyandziga Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Author: Pavel Sulyandziga, member of UN Working Group on business & human rights, Published on: 30 May 2013

[T]he Working Group has received numerous allegations over this past year, from around the globe...A significant number of such alleged negative impacts appear to disproportionately affect indigenous peoples and local communities who live near or depend on land or natural resources that are being extracted or otherwise used for commercial purposes...While the main duty and responsibility to implement the Guiding Principles is with States and with companies, other stakeholders have a very important role to play...[T]he challenges...remain immense. Many States and business enterprises are still not aware, or have not yet begun to walk the road of implementation...The Working Group has in its report identified a series of concrete recommendations for States, business, the United Nations system, intergovernmental and regional organisations to address these challenges. I urge you to carefully consider and implement these.

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