Mexico: ICAR & PODER launch project support development of National Action Plan
Author: International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), Published on: 12 January 2015
The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and the Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research (PODER) have partnered to support the development of a National Action Plan (NAP) on business and human rights in Mexico...The first phase of this year-long project will focus on activating and building the capacity of key partners in Mexico on NAPs on business and human rights issues, frameworks, and tools. This will be achieved through the hosting of three regional civil society discussions across the country and then through the convening of one large civil society discussion, bringing together representatives of the various regional groups...The second phase of the project will support national efforts in Mexico to develop and complete a National Baseline Assessments (NBA) of current implementation of business and human rights frameworks in Mexico. Utilizing the data gathered through the completion of the NBA, the project will then develop key recommendations and priority areas in relation to the content of a prospective Mexican NAP and the process to be followed in its development.