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EU Council adopts conclusions on 2021 EU priorities in UN human rights fora; says EU will support UNWG & participate actively in Binding Treaty discussions

'Council Conclusions on EU Priorities in UN Human Rights Fora 2021', 22 February 2021

...On the 10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the EU will strengthen its engagement in UN human rights fora and with partner countries to actively promote and support their global implementation including by supporting the adoption of national action plans and by working on a comprehensive EU framework. In this context, the EU will provide appropriate support to the work of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, in its efforts to develop a renewed roadmap for the next decade of business and human rights. The EU will also participate actively in the UN discussions on a legally binding instrument on business and human rights with the aim to promote an instrument that can effectively enhance the protection of victims of business-related human rights violations and abuses and create a more global level playing field.