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15 September 2017

Govts. & businesses must place human rights at heart of development agenda, stresses UN working group

In advance of the UN Private Sector Forum 2017, the UN working group on business & human rights released a statement stressing that efforts to engage the private sector with the UN’s global development goals must be aligned with human rights. In...

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30 June 2017

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights releases statement on Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights released a statement on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, highlighting the role of business in pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Working Group emphasized the UN Guiding...

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30 May 2017
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Author: Conectas Direitos Humanos (Brazil)

“Na direção errada-Para John Knox, relator da ONU sobre meio ambiente e direitos humanos, as flexibilizações de normas ambientais em curso no Brasil podem gerar retrocessos”, 26 de maio de 2017 Na esteira de fortes e preocupantes ofensivas de setores...

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30 May 2017
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Author: Conectas Direitos Humanos (Brazil)

“Meio ambiente e direitos de povos tradicionais”, 25 de maio de 2017Seminário "...

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30 May 2017

Brazil: John Knox, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights & environment, Conectas, ISA & academics speak at seminar about environment and traditional peoples rights

Author: Conectas Human Rights (Brazil)

[On 19 May, John Know, the UN Special Rapporteur on environment and human rights, participated and spoke at the seminar “Environment and rights of traditional peoples: impacts of the flexibilization of environmental laws”. It was organized by Conectas...

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7 May 2017

Failure to guarantee a living wage is persistent problem for global apparel industry, says report

Author: The Circle

"Fashion focus: the fundamental right to a living wage," May 2017...

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9 February 2017

Intl. arbitration tribunal recognises companies may have obligations under intl. human rights law in Urbaser v. Argentina water dispute

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23 January 2017
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Author: ONU Brasil (Brazil)

“ONU pede que empresários reunidos em Davos defendam direitos humanos”, 18 de janeiro de 2017...

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13 January 2017

Business actors can be powerful advocates for human rights, top UN human rights official says to business leaders before World Economic Forum

Author: Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

"Davos: Zeid calls on business leaders to stand up for human rights", 13 Jan 2017...

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5 December 2016
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