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Departamento encuestado: Task Force on Business and Human Rights, Federal Foreign Office

Note: This response was originally submitted in German.  Unofficial English translation provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.

¿Su gobierno ha adoptado alguna iniciativa para reducir los impactos negativos de las empresas en los derechos humanos que usted considere particularmente exitosa? Por favor indique uno o más ejemplos al respecto.

On 01 August 2014 Germany introduced a process for the creation of a National Action Plan to implement the UN Guiding Principles.

¿Qué departamento o departamentos tienen una responsabilidad significativa respecto a las empresas y los derechos humanos dentro de su gobierno?

The process is run under the auspices of the Federal Foreign Office and in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, Development, Justice and Economic Affairs.

Si su gobierno ha adoptado un Plan Nacional de Acción o está planeando adoptar uno, por favor destaque si hace referencia a las normas internacionales de derechos humanos y si se adoptaron bajo consulta con las partes interesadas y afectadas.

In October the competent ministries instituted an enlarged steering group for the process. In addition to the ministries, the members comprise representatives from business, civil society, trade unions and the German Institute for Human Rights. The German Institute for Human Rights assists the process by preparing the necessary background studies. The Federal Foreign Office as lead agency is planning an inaugural conference with all the important groups of stakeholders on the 6th November. The process is planned for a period of 2 years and is to be based in particular on a broad dialogue between business, civil society and politics. At the end of the process the document will be adopted by the Cabinet and stand as a government document.

Por favor, comparta con nosotros cualquier comentario adicional, incluyendo ideas sobre formas de colaboración futuras y aprendizaje compartido para promover el tema de las empresas y los derechos humanos.

The Foreign office will be glad to provide further detailed information during the process of developing [the NAP] regarding the question 3, 5 and 6.