Seminar reps draft recommendations for extractive sectors [Burma]

Author: The Myanmar Times, Published on: 15 October 2012

Corporate social responsibility and the Ruggie Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights were the focuses of a seminar – “Sharing on Corporate Social Responsibility” – held in Yangon...The event attracted a mix of government, industry and civil society participants...Special focus was also placed on the concept of “Free Prior and Informed Consent” for communities, as well as indigenous rights issues, labour law matters, resettlement issues and transparency...During the closing sessions of the seminar participants jointly agreed on a set of seven recommendations aimed at reducing conflict and improving performance in the extractive industries [in Burma].

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