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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

Thank you,
Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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21 September 2006

Jamaica: Nineteen companies commit to fighting HIV/AIDS workplace discrimination, adopting workplace prevention & treatment strategies

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21 September 2006

Nineteen companies commit to fighting HIV/AIDS workplace discrimination [Jamaica]

Author: Taneisha Davidson, Jamaica Observer

Nineteen...companies yesterday committed to join the fight to eliminate HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination in the workplace, during the launch of the Jamaica Business Council on HIV/AIDS (JaBCHA)...In a survey conducted for the Jamaica Employers'...

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9 September 2006

HIV/AIDS programmes for tourism sector

Author: Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation [Barbados]

Tourism players in Barbados have pledged to roll out programmes for staff aimed at preventing HIV/AIDs...The commitment came at a high-level...meeting...Senior Medical Officer of Health Dr. Nicholas Adomakoh stressed that...a workplace climate of...

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27 August 2006

Companies commit to ending HIV prejudice [Jamaica]

Author: Jamaica Gleaner

Some 22 companies have now signed agreements committing to stamp out AIDS discrimination in the workplace, says the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF). JEF has been organising workshops, in collaboration with health and labour organisations, for the...

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1 June 2006

[PDF] Involvement of UBS in the global mining and oil & gas sectors

Author: Jan Willem van Gelder, Profundo (Research paper prepared for Berne Declaration & Greenpeace Switzerland)

This report aims to identify and describe the financing activities undertaken UBS Group in the global mining and oil & gas sectors. Most emphasis is given to the involvement of UBS in financing mining and oil & gas projects and companies which...

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28 March 2006

[PDF] In the Inter-American Court of Human Rights - Case No. 12.108 - Marcel Claude Reyes and Others v. Chile

Author: Open Society Justice Initiative, Article 19, Libertad de Información México, Instituto Prensa y Sociedad, Access Info Europe

...The Foundation’s [Terram] request referred to information in the possession of the [Chilean] Committee related to its approval of a major logging project, known as the Condor River project, to be carried out by a subsidiary of the US-based forestry...

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22 March 2006

HIV/AIDS report says epidemic will affect business profits [Jamaica]

Author: Michael Williams, Caribbean Net News

The bottom-line of businesses will be affected if HIV/AIDS related stigma and issues in the workplace are not addressed immediately. This was the general consensus from the Jamaica Employers Federation (JEF) meeting staged in conjunction with the U.S....

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11 February 2006

Report on sugar workers’ safety not released [Jamaica]

Author: RJR 94FM Radio (Jamaica)

Trade union officials are demanding the immediate release of an International Labour Organisation (ILO) report on health and safety in the local sugar industry... The union says three sugar workers were killed in industrial accidents during the 2004...

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12 December 2005

HIV/AIDS discrimination [Jamaica]

Author: Sherry-Ann McGregor, of Nunes, Scholefield, DeLeon & Co., in Jamaica Gleaner

We require a proactive approach to ensure that persons who are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS are able to manage their careers in order to continue to live productive lives. A legislative framework should be formulated, after consultation with all the...

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29 November 2005

The Rainforest Alliance and Partners Produce User-Friendly Guide to Responsible Travel Options in the Americas

Author: Rainforest Alliance

...[Information] on reputable hotels and tour operators can be hard to find. To help, the Rainforest Alliance and its partners in the Sustainable Tourism Certification Network of the Americas (STCNA) have assembled...a user-friendly catalog of...

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