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10 Jun 2020

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN),
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN)

New UN Working Group project: Business and human rights - towards a decade of global implementation

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As countries globally confront the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis and its economic and social impacts, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights…is initiating a new project starting on July 1, which aims to chart a course for a decade of action on business and human rights.

The starting point for the project is the forthcoming 10th anniversary in June 2021 of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework. This effort, informed by wide-ranging stakeholder consultations, will take stock of achievements to date, and assess existing gaps and challenges;…develop[ing] an ambitious vision and roadmap for implementing the [UNGPs] more widely and more broadly in the next ten years – and beyond – to drive better government and business practice based on respect for human rights, with tangible results for affected individuals and communities…

The official launch event (virtual) will take place on 7 July.