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16 Nov 2016

Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, UN Global Compact, BSR & 6 other organisations

Statement by 9 business organisations to govts. on development of Natl. Action Plans

"Business Organisations Statement on National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights," 16 Nov 2016 

On Wednesday 16th November, a statement on National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights was issued by 9 business organisations at the UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. The statement was delivered during a session on ‘National action plans to implement the UN Guiding Principles: stepping up Government commitments and action’ and was supported by BSR, FTA, GBI, ICCWBO, ICMM, IOE, UN Global Compact, USCIB and WBCSD.

Access the full statement here.

  1. ...Business supports the UN Framework and Guiding Principles and wishes to see States implement the State Duty to Protect human rights…
  2. States should see NAPs as the opportunity to exercise leadership to build genuine commitment and capacity to achieve tangible progress in standards, business behaviour and change for rights-holders…
  3. States should engage with the business community to learn from their experiences in dealing with human rights commitments…
  4. States should use the NAPs as an opportunity for collective action…