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10 May 2015

UN Working Group on business & human rights

UN Working Group report to Human Rights Council on "improving policy coherence for inclusive and sustainable development"

In the present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 26/22, the Working Group focuses on how the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights need to be further embedded throughout United Nations programmes and processes in order to improve policy coherence for inclusive and sustainable development.

[With sections on:]

  • Integrating the Guiding Principles into United Nations work and processes with a “business interface”: investment, trade and financial institutions Investment;
  • Sustainable development Post-2015 framework;
  • United Nations partnerships with the private sector
    • Insufficient awareness of human rights responsibilities in the global business community
    • Lack of capacity and understanding to grapple with the implications of the Guiding Principles

Part of the following timelines

UN Working Group calls for "accountability of public & private sectors" in sustainable development

29th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (June 2015)