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27 September 2017

Integrating human rights into Paris Rule Book essential for effective implementation of Agreement, says new report

Author: Sébastien Duyck & Erika Lennon (Center for International Environmental Law), Lakpa Nuri Sherpa (Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact), Tonya Rawe (CARE), Anabella Rosemberg (International Trade Union Confederation), Kathrin Wessendorf & Lærke Marie Lund Petersen (International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs), Monica Camacho (Rainforest Foundation Norway) & Juliana Vélez Uribe (WEDO)

"Delivering on the Paris Promises: Combating Climate Change while Protecting Rights," 27 September 2017...

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26 September 2017

More than 300 companies commit to science based emission reduction targets to align operations with Paris Agreement goals

More than 300 companies, including 15 from the apparel sector, have committed to the Science Based Targets initiative that have set emission reduction targets consistent with global efforts to limit warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

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26 September 2017
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Author: Concepcion Alvarez, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

« Deux ans après leur adoption, les Objectifs de développement durable commencent à réellement mobiliser les entreprises », 25 septembre 2017...

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22 September 2017

Business impacts on the right to water: Assessing the contribution of UN treaty bodies to defining states' duty to protect

Author: Chiara Macchi, Nordic Journal of Human Rights

"Right to water and the threat of business: Corporate accountability and the state's duty to protect", 18 September 2017...

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20 September 2017

New report highlights UN Sustainable Development Goals-related risks for businesses, recommends solutions

Author: Vaidehi Shah, Eco-Business (Singapore)

"Why failure to achieve the SDGs is bad news for business", 19 Sep 2017...

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20 September 2017

Predatory business practices connected to rise in attacks on defenders & threat to global development goals

Author: Inés Pousadela, CIVICUS (South Africa)

"Rising Attacks on Environmental Defenders Threaten Human Rights Goals Globally", 19 Sep 2017...

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19 September 2017

Estimated 40 million people are victims of modern slavery; women & children most affected, says new report

Research developed jointly by the International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration released during the 2017 United Nations General Assembly, shows that more than 40...

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13 September 2017
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Author: Organização Internacional do Trabalho-OIT Brasil

"África e América Latina discutem soluções para produção de algodão-Durante congresso, OIT estimula troca de experiências para promover o trabalho decente na cadeia produtiva do algodão, através da cooperação Sul-Sul", 12 de Setembro de 2017...

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13 September 2017

Civil society urges businesses & govts. to put human rights at core of implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals

In advance of the United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017, civil society leaders urge businesses and governments to ensure that respect for human rights is an integral part of all actions towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)....

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13 September 2017

Intl. Civic Forum participants call on govts., companies, civil society organisations & citizens to sign the Civic Charter - Global Framework for People's Participation

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, CIVICUS, Funders' Initiative for Civil Society, Intl. Press Institute & others

International Civic Forum Communiqué...

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