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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22 January 2018
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Author: NVI Noticias (México)

“Preocupa permiso a eólica sin consulta previa en Unión Hidalgo”, Oaxaca 15 de enero de 2018...

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19 December 2017
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Author: Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos

"Con miras a fortalecer las medidas de remediación, concluye Tercera Consulta Regional sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos", 15 de diciembre de 2017Concluyó...[el 14 de diciembre]...en Santiago de Chile la tercera versión de la Consulta Regional para...

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19 December 2017
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Author: Procuradoria Federal dos Direitos do Cidadão - PFDC/Ministério Público Federal (Brazil)

"PFDC participa da 3ª Consulta Regional para América Latina e Caribe sobre Princípios Orientadores da ONU", 18 de Dezembro de 2017O desenvolvimento e a implementação de mecanismos para uma conduta empresarial responsável e que assegure o respeito aos...

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19 December 2017
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11 December 2017

Following abuses in Guatemala, Canadian NGOs propose a national human rights ombudsperson to oversee the mining sector

Author: National Observer (Canada)

“Raids, incarceration and decimated Indigenous land stains Canada's reputation in Guatemala”, 6 of December 2017...

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29 November 2017
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Author: Compromiso Empresarial (España)

“Los mecanismos de reparación centran el VI Foro de la ONU sobre empresas y DDHH”, 29 de noviembre de 2017...

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30 October 2017
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Author: ActionAid-Peuples Solidaires, Aitec, Amis de la Terre France, Attac, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, CGT, Collectif éthique sur l'étiquette, France Amérique Latine & Sherpa

Nos organisations  se réjouissent  que les négociations en vue de l'élaboration d'un instrument juridiquement contraignant sur les entreprises multinationales et les droits de l'Homme puissent se poursuivre au sein du Conseil des Droits de l'Homme de l...

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19 September 2017

Mazars & Shift launch assurance guidance to help assess companies' human rights performance & reporting

Following several years of development, Mazars and Shift launch Assurance Guidance on human rights, intended to help internal auditors and external assurance providers assess companies’ human rights performance and reporting. [refers to Citigroup, H...

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17 September 2017

2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights launches blog series & draft programme now available

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15 September 2017

Govts. & businesses must place human rights at heart of development agenda, stresses UN working group

In advance of the UN Private Sector Forum 2017, the UN working group on business & human rights released a statement stressing that efforts to engage the private sector with the UN’s global development goals must be aligned with human rights. In...

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