Middle East & North Africa
"Statement on the implications of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the context of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory", UN Working Group on business & human rights, 6 Jun 2014
"Investment firms push oil companies on Syria", Barry B. Burr, Pensions & Investments, 9 Aug 2011
“Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research”, Shift, Pacific Institute, Aug 2012
[includes example from Tunisia regarding stakeholder engagement]
United Arab Emirates
“MoFA [Ministry of Foreign Affairs] organizes Workshop on Business and Human Rights”, Emirates News Agency, 14 Nov 2012
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