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9 December 2013

Business Calls for Anti-Corruption to be Fundamental Pillar of Post-2015 Development Agenda

Author: UN Global Compact

On International Anti-Corruption Day, business and other stakeholders called for anti-corruption and good governance to be included as fundamental pillars of the post-2015 development agenda, and reaffirmed a Call to Action to create enabling...

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6 November 2013

The influence of a button on working conditions: WellMade shows brand employees how to improve conditions for factory workers

Author: Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

WellMade, an initiative by Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), SOMO and others, shows European brand employees the impact of their decisions and offers them practical guidance to help improve working conditions along the supply chain...WellMade provides...

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24 October 2013

ITU & UNICEF consultation on Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection

Author: ITU & UNICEF

The draft Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection have been prepared in the context of the International Telecommunication Union’s Child Online Protection (ITU COP) initiative and apply to the safety of children when using Information and...

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22 September 2013

Surveillance and Human Rights Principles are launched at 24th Session of the Human Rights Council

Author: Fabiola Carrion, Access

[R]epresentatives from Access, Privacy International, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Association for Progressive Communications, Reporters Without Borders, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and Human Rights Watch presented the...

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6 September 2013

Four industries adopt EMS to safeguard water recourses

Author: The Guardian (Tanzania)

Four local industries have adopted environment management system (EMS) in order to reduce the impact of their activities on their surroundings and improve administration of water resources...[The] Chief Executive Officer of ENVICON consulting...

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1 September 2013

[PDF] A Guide to the Kimberley Process

Author: Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition

This guide has been produced by the Kimberley Process (KP) Civil Society Coalition, a grouping of civil society organizations working on the issue of conflict diamonds. The guide aims to provide an introduction to the Kimberley Process for civil...

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1 June 2013

Step-By-Step Guide to Filing a Complaint with a Grievance Mechanism

Author: Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

The following step-by-step guide to filing a complaint with a grievance mechanism provides general advice for complainants to follow. Given the wide variety of grievance mechanisms, it is strongly advised you check the rules and procedures for each...

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23 May 2013

SOMO launches new website on non-judicial grievance mechanisms to support victims of corporate human rights abuses

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19 May 2013

[video] Coalition of Immokalee Workers Targets Wendy’s in Fair Food Campaign to Improve Wages, Conditions [USA]

Author: interview with Gerardo Reyes-Chávez of Coalition of Immokalee Workers, on Democracy Now!

Hundreds of farm workers and their supporters are in New York City ahead of Wendy’s shareholder meeting to demand improved working conditions for those who pick its tomatoes. The fast-food giant...is the latest target in the Fair Food Campaign...

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16 May 2013

'Pillars in Practice' Bangladesh Garment Sector Roundtable [Bangladesh]

Author: Social Accountability International

On May 12-15, SAI, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DiHR), and the CSR Centre Bangladesh jointly convened two segments of the Pillars in Practice (PIP) Program in Dhaka - a 'Training of Trainers' (ToT) and the "Multi-Stakeholder Advisory...

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