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In the view of UN Special Representative Ruggie, the steps taken by a company to "become aware of, prevent, and mitigate adverse human rights impacts" all form part of the company's "process of human rights due diligence...to meet its responsibility to respect human rights".  For additional materials related to the Special Representative's work on specific steps companies take to meet this responsibility, see this portal's sections on company policies, impact assessments and reporting.

Remarks at OECD Investment Committee [PDF] by UN Special Representative John Ruggie, re revisions to OECD Guidelines, Paris, 4 Oct 2010

Online forum for consultation on Special Representative's work, initially focused on corporate responsibility to respect human rights:
- Launch announcement [PDF], 1 Dec 2009
- Announcement of extension of consultation & additional features, 23 Feb 2010
- Online consultation forum

“Engaging Business: Addressing Respect for Human Rights” [PDF], Keynote address by Special Representative Ruggie sponsored by US Council for Intl. Business, US Chamber of Commerce, Intl. Organization of Employers, Atlanta, USA, 25 Feb 2010

français : Remarques du gouvernement français sur les documents préparatoires à la réunion de consultation du 6 octobre 2010 [DOC], octobre 2010

Joint views of the Intl. Organisation of Employers, Intl. Chamber of Commerce and Business & Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, to the UN Special Representative [PDF], Mar 2009

"Human Rights and Socially Responsible Investment in North America: An Overview" [PDF], prepared by Elizabeth Umlas, PhD, for Special Representative Ruggie, Jan 2009

Submission by Intl. Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM): Third submission to the Special Representative - ICMM supports the development of additional practical measures to strengthen business & human rights outcomes [PDF], Jan 2008

- [DOC] Ruggie statement welcoming ICMM submission, 14 Jan 2008

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29 June 2019

Global: Gobierno de China lanza Directrices sobre la inversión agrícola sostenible en el extranjero

Autor(a): Asociación China para la Promoción de la Cooperación Internacional Agrícola; Centro de Investigación de Economía Rural; Ministerio de Agricultura y Asuntos Rurales de la República Popular de China

“Directrices sobre la Inversión Agrícola Sostenible de China en el Extranjero” – junio de 2019...

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5 February 2019
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Autor(a): European Coalition for Corporate Justice et al

We, the undersigned NGOs, are calling on the Finnish government to set an ambitious agenda for the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) at European Union (EU) level......

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10 December 2018

BBVA celebra el Día Internacional de los Derechos Humanos y reflexiona sobre su caminar hacia un proceso de debida diligencia en derechos humanos

Autor(a): BBVA (España)

“La Declaración de Derechos Humanos cumple 70 años”, 10 de diciembre de 2018...

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5 June 2018
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Autor(a): OECD

"OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct," June 2018...

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1 May 2018
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Autor(a): Global Witness, Amnesty Int'l, Germanwatch & 14 other NGOs

"Advice note to companies, member states, and the European Commission: Implementation of the EU regulation laying down supply chain due diligence obligations for Union importers of tin, tantalum, and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating from...

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11 April 2018
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Autor(a): UN Working Group on business & human rights

"Corporate human rights due diligence - identifying and leveraging emerging practice"...

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6 October 2010
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Autor(a): Gouvernement français

Les documents préparatoires à la réunion du 6 octobre 2010 contiennent d’importants éclaircissements conceptuels et préfigurent les lignes directrices qui seront proposées par le Représentant spécial John Ruggie dans son rapport final...Les remarques...

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