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National Action Plans

Video guide on how to use our Government Action Platform

 
(Credit: adapted from globalnaps.org / last updated: September 2018)

1. Existing Natl. Action Plans

2. Plans in progress

3. Tools & guidance

Latest News

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1. Existing National Action Plans

Belgium - only available in French

Chile - only available in Spanish

Colombia - only available in Spanish

Czech Republic

Denmark

France - also available in French / see also: French | English Action proposals

Finland - also available in Finnish

Germany

         Georgia  - Human Rights NAP, includes chapter on business and human rights

Indonesia

Italy - also available in Italian

Ireland

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Netherlands - also available in Dutch

Norway - see also: mapping & gap analysis

Poland

Spain

Sweden - also available in Swedish

Switzerland - available in French & German (Italian to be released)

UK - also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish / see also: Submissions to 2015 review process

USA - see also: webpage by Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable with submissions & updates

2. Plans in Progress

Americas

Europe

Africa

Middle East

Asia & Pacific

  • Azerbaijan
  • Greece
  • Latvia
  • Luxembourg
  • Portugal
  • Scotland
  • Slovenia
  • Kenya
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Jordan

NHRI or civil society steps in:

 

  • Kazakhstan

 

 

3. Tools & guidance

Updated DIHR & ICAR toolkit on National Action Plans on business & human rights, 2017

Guidance on how to include human rights defenders in Natl. Action Plans on business & human rights, ISHR & ICAR, Jun 2016

Guidance on children's rights in Natl. Action Plans on business & human rights, ICAR, DIHR & UNICEF, Nov 2015

Guidance on National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights, updated in Nov 2015, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

DIHR & ICAR toolkit on National Action Plans on business & human rights, Jul 2014

UN Working Group on business & human rights: Repository of State National Action Plans
This repository aims to provide easy access to existing State action plans, as well as key public information and analysis on the various stages of National Action Plan development, implementation and follow up.

Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), Wits University: Centre for Applied Legal Studies & partner organizations to develop National Action Plan template to implement UN Guiding Principles, 21 Nov 2013

Andreas Graf, swisspeace: "Developing National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights" [PDF], Apr 2013
Report on procedural aspects of developing national action plans on business & human rights in Netherlands, Norway, Spain & UK

European Group of National Human Rights Institutions: "Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Discussion paper on national implementation plans for EU Member States", Jun 2012

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