USA: Govt. actions to advance business & human rights in 2018 included focus on labour rights & supply chain monitoring

Author: U.S. Department of State, Published on: 29 November 2018

"U.S. government efforts to advance business and human rights in 2018," 

The U.S. government is committed to supporting and advancing the voluntary efforts of businesses to advance human rights in their agenda... a few examples of the work undertaken in this regard:

  • Department of State holds co-convenings to advance business and human rights... focused on collaborating to address human rights challenges online; and the role of business in the protection of fundamental freedoms, civic space, and human rights defenders worldwide...
  • Department of State contributes to U.S.-Canada-Mexico 2026 World Cup human rights strategy...
  • USMCA Mexico commits to legislative actions to provide for the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining...
  • U.S. government joins launch of Principles to Guide Government Action to Combat Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains...
  • U.S. government joins 2018 G20 declaration on labor exploitation in global supply chains...
  • Department of State-leads informal interagency working group to monitor violence against environmental defenders...

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