Thailand: ICC applauds development of National Action Plan on Business & Human Rights

Author: International Chamber of Commerce, Published on: 28 January 2020

"ICC applauds Thailand's National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights", 11 May 2019

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) welcomes Thailand’s National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP) and commitment to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

Thailand has become the latest national government to publish a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP) outlining policy priorities and commitments to ensure the protection of human rights across supply chains.

Beginning in 2016, the Thai government convened leaders from government, business and civil society, to develop a NAP to establish a collaborative approach toward business and human rights…Under this NAP, the Thai government will lead a multistakeholder effort to address four priority areas related to business and human rights, including labour conditions and environmental protections.

On the adoption of Thailand’s National Action Plan, Crispin Conroy, ICC’s Permanent Observer to the UN in Geneva, said: “We congratulate the Royal Thai Government for becoming the first country in Asia to issue a National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights.

“This is a critical step in the right direction for establishing a collective and unified approach to enduring human rights challenges,” Mr. Conroy added…

With support from national governments, like Thailand, ICC believes that business engagement can address persisting social and economic inequalities in global supply chains.

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