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12 June 2013

Ban calls on private sectors in US, China sector to help achieve sustainable development

Author: UN News Centre

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to Chinese and United States-based companies to boost their efforts to achieve sustainable development and prosperity through partnerships, stressing their impact in developing countries. “US and Chinese...

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2 December 2012

Slavery persists all around the world and children account for a quarter of the victims, warns UN Voluntary Fund

Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

“Slavery persists in all regions of the world and has acquired new and complex forms,” [said] the UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery on the International Day for the Abolition [of Slavery]...[N]early 21 million women, children...

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6 November 2012
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Author: Ban Ki-moon, Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies

La guerre et les conflits armés défont le tissu du développement durable. Ils accroissent la pauvreté, réduisent toute possibilité et sapent les droits fondamentaux de l’être humain. Nul pays touché par un conflit n’a encore atteint un seul objectif du...

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12 September 2012
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Author: Alejandro Teitelbaum, Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas (CAOI)

…[Hace] casi 40 años y en vista de las conductas contrarias a los derechos humanos de muchas empresas transnacionales y de la insuficiencia del marco jurídico nacional…se intentó…[uno] internacional para contenerlas…En el Informe de la Secretaría...

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10 August 2012

[PDF] Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises [to UN General Assembly]

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

The present report provides an analysis of strategic developments in the field of business and human rights since the submission of the report to the Human Rights Council and further outlines projects that the Working Group will develop...This report...

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2 July 2012

[PDF] Contribution of the United Nations system as a whole to the advancement of the business and human rights agenda and the dissemination and implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights - Report of the Secretary-General

Author: UN Secretary-General

In its resolution 17/4, the Human Rights Council resolution requested the Secretary-General to prepare a report on how the United Nations system as a whole, including programmes and funds and specialized agencies, can contribute to the advancement of...

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26 March 2012

[DOC] Submission on UN’s call for input on Business and Human Rights and the UN System

Author: Diplomacy Training Program, affiliated with Univ. of New South Wales [Australia]

The Diplomacy Training Program...builds the capacity of human rights defenders...[including] on human rights and business...[It] makes the following suggestions...based on its experience of capacity building, working with the UN system and with civil...

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26 March 2012

[PDF] Business & Human Rights Resource Centre input to the UN Secretary-General’s report on business & human rights and the UN system

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

We raise the following points based on what we have heard from people working in this field, especially...

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26 March 2012

[PDF] [Submission in response to] Call for input: Report on business and human rights and the UN system

Author: BankTrack

Banks have a specific role in enabling or preventing possible human rights violations...It is up to banks to adapt their business operations in recognition of this responsibility. BankTrack continuously monitors the standards that private sector banks...

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26 March 2012

[PDF] [Submission in response to] Call for input: Report on business and human rights and the UN system

Author: NEI Investments

We believe that the UN could advance the human rights agenda as well as the implementation of the Guiding Principles by explicitly addressing the role of investors in supporting the corporate duty to respect human rights...[The] Guiding Principles do...

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