Myanmar Natl. Action Plan

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1 January 2016

Myanmar: ICAR & ALTSEAN partner to support the development of a National Action Plan on business & human rights

Author: Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)

"ICAR & ALTSEAN-Burma Partner to Support the Development of a National Action Plan on Business & Human Rights in Myanmar/Burma"

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) have partnered to support the development of a National Action Plan (NAP) on business and human rights in Myanmar...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...The first phase of this year-long project will focus on activating and building the capacity of key partners on business and human rights issues, frameworks, and tools...The second phase of the project will support national efforts in [the country] to develop and complete a National Baseline Assessment (NBA) of current implementation of business and human rights frameworks.

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6 February 2015

Myanmar & other govts. commit to develop National Action Plans on business & human rights, at ASEAN conference

This week the ASEAN Next-Gen CSR Forum is underway in Bali, Indonesia.

Watch Dr Aung Tun Thet, Economic Advisor to the President of Myanmar, below, on the government's intention to develop a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights.

"Having a national action plan will mobilize the government, the private sector and civil society towards a better future for our country."

Michael Addo, Chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights welcomes the news - and is encouraged that Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia may develop National Action Plans as well.