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10 February 2019

India: Pregnant women are risking their lives to bring people tea

Author: Swati Gupta, CNN

"Pregnant women are risking their lives to bring people tea", 6 February 2019...

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25 September 2017

Intl. Tourism Partnership announces 1st industry-wide global commitment to sustainability; incl. improving human rights

Author: International Tourism Partnership (ITP)

"The International Tourism Partnership Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Announcement of First Ever Industry-Wide Global Commitment to Sustainability," 26 September 2017...

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27 April 2017

True cost of hospitality in the Gulf: A call to action for business & investors

Author: Samentha Goethals, Senior Researcher on Labour Rights & Mariam Bhacker, Project Manager, Migrant workers in the Gulf construction industry, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Putting migrant worker protections on the Gulf hospitality management and investment agenda

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20 December 2013

Taj Hotels ‘disappointed’ at UK court verdict

Author: Amrita Nair-Ghaswalla, Hindu (India)

[A victim of] the Mumbai terror attacks has won the right to have his case heard in the UK…Will Pike…is taking legal action against the Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), part of the Tata Group...Pike’s lawyer…maintained that the case should be heard...

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17 June 2013

Peru protesters push to stop $5 billion Newmont mine

Author: Mitra Taj, Reuters

Thousands of opponents of a $5 billion gold project of Newmont Mining circled a lake high in the Andes on Monday, vowing to stop the company from eventually draining it to make way for Peru's most expensive mine. Lake Perol is one of several lakes...

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9 June 2011

Bill Introduced to Protect N.Y. Hotel Workers Against Sexual Abuse [USA]

Author: Lisa A. Grimaldi, Meetings & Conventions [USA]

Two New York lawmakers, Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal...and Sen. Betty Little...introduced legislation on June 6 that would require hotel and motel owners in the state to provide sexual-harassment training to their employees and to provide a clear...

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4 June 2011

Campaign urging security for hotel maids [USA]

Author: Daniel González, Arizona Republic [USA]

A labor group wants the hotel industry in Arizona to take steps to protect housekeepers from sexual harassment and affronts by guests after maids at two different hotels in New York were attacked in the past three weeks...The labor union launched an...

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1 January 2010

[PDF] Human Trafficking and Business: Good Practices to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking

Author: United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT)

This brochure presents an overview and introduction to human trafficking and the role that business can play in addressing it...Human trafficking is not currently well integrated into the Corporate Responsibility (CR) programmes...[a]lthough this is...

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27 April 2007

French Cos take up HIV issue in private sector [India]

Author: United News of India

To raise awareness about the role of private sector in AIDS response, the French Embassy in India together with the UNAIDS brought together CEOs of French companies to deliberate on HIV-related workplace policy issues. The Embassy...organised a...

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1 January 2007

[PDF] Building Linkages for Competitive and Responsible Entrepreneurship

Author: Jane Nelson, The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

As the [OECD] has commented…”Increasing economic growth is essential – but it is not enough. The quality of growth –its sustainability, composition and equity – is equally important”…In many developing countries achieving this goal [improving the...

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