Guatemala: ICAR & local NGO UNDEFEGUA launch project to support developing a National Action Plan on Business & Human Rights

Author: Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) & UDEFEGUA, Published on: 25 July 2016

"ICAR & UDEFEGUA partner to develop National Baseline Assessment and support the creation of a National Action Plan on Business & Human Rights in Guatemala", 25 Jul 2016

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and the Unit for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders—Guatemala NGO (UDEFEGUA) have partnered to develop a National Baseline Assessment (NBA) and promote the creation of a National Action Plan (NAP) on business and human rights in Guatemala. This initiative is a follow-up project to ICAR’s seminal report with the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) on NAPs, entitled National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights: A Toolkit for the Development, Implementation, and Review of State Commitment to Business and Human Rights Frameworks, launched in June 2014. This nine-month project will support the development and completion of a NBA of current implementation of business and human rights frameworks in Guatemala... [T]he project will then develop key recommendations and priority areas in relation to the content of a prospective Guatemalan NAP and the process to be followed in its development...

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