UN Working Group on business & human rights

The UN Working Group on business & human rights was established by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011 for a 3-year term that continues to be renewed.  Full details of its mandate, commentaries on its work, and other materials are on our dedicated portal.

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23 April 2018
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Author: Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá

“Servicios Legales, Derechos Humanos y construcción de paz en Colombia”- 20 de abril de 2018...

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11 April 2018
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Author: Oficina del Alto Comisionado para los Derechos Humanos

El Foro anual de la ONU sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos es la plataforma global para hacer balance e intercambiar experiencia sobre esfuerzos para pasar Los Principios Rectores de Naciones Unidas sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos del...

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4 April 2018

Thailand: UNWG on business and human rights urges govt to end attacks against HRDs and to do more to protect civic space

Author: Scoop

"UN experts urge Thailand to show leadership," 05 April 2018...

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3 April 2018

Thailand: Fortify Rights calls on govt to protect human rights defenders against attacks and harassment

Author: Fortify Rights

"Thailand: Protect Human Rights Defenders Working on Business and Human Rights", 04 April 2018...

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28 March 2018

Thailand: UN Working Group on business and human rights undertakes first official visit

Starting on 26 March and up to 04 April 2018, members of the UN Working Group on business and human rights are in Thailand for its first official visit to "examine efforts to prevent, mitigate and remedy adverse human rights impacts of business...

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27 March 2018

Thailand: Govt shows commitment to improve human rights work and views UN Working Group visit as a collaborative learning experience

Author: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand

"The Official Visit by the Working Group on Business and Human Rights (WG on BHR)," 25 March 2018...

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20 March 2018

Call for applications: UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights seeks new members representing African & Eastern European states

The UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises is accepting applications for two new members, representing the African & Eastern European states respectively. The deadline to apply...

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20 March 2018

UK: CORE & Amnesty Int'l UK highlight shortcomings re export promotion & human rights in submission to UN Working Group

Author: CORE Coalition & Amnesty International UK

"CORE Coalition and Amnesty International UK joint submission to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights: ensuring respect for human rights in the context of "economic diplomacy" and investment/trade promotion," 14 March 2018...

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19 February 2018
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Author: La Jornada (México)

“Expertos de ONU abogan contra deportación de defensora de migrantes en EU”, 14 de febrero de 2018...

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16 February 2018

Call for inputs: UNWG report re ensuring respect for human rights in the context of “economic diplomacy” & investment/trade promotion

As part of its ongoing focus on the need for States to safeguard human rights in the context of their roles as economic actors, the Working Group is examining the leverage of States to promote corporate respect for human rights through their trade and...

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