Business & Human Rights

  • FIFA Joins Human Rights "Steering Committee"

    May 24, 2017

    The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) has announced that the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has joined the Steering Committee of the IHRB's Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights, a consultative body intended to pressure sports bodies and companies to implement the business and human rights agenda.

  • UNICEF Issues Global Standards on Security, Child Rights

    May 24, 2017

    The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and a group of governments and other stakeholders have produced a "checklist" of global standards for companies to use, in line with the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, to ensure the protection of child rights in security arrangements related to their operations.

  • UN Pushes Latin American Food Companies on Nutrition

    May 23, 2017

    Identifying the "double burden" of obesity and undernutrition as an obstacle to the achievement of the comprehensive UN Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America, a report from two UN agencies calls for food companies in that region to "play a positive and responsible role" in making healthy food and educating consumers on nutrition.

  • UNESCO Hosts "School" on Impacts of Plastic

    May 22, 2017

    The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced its support of a "summer school" in Germany in July that will seek to further the UN's agenda on eliminating the production of certain types of plastics by bringing together government authorities and others to learn about the effects of plastic litter in marine ecosystems.

  • Skeptics Question "Sustainable Finance" Products

    May 18, 2017

    Reuters reports that, while a report from an alliance of organizations advocating "sustainable investment" indicates a growing movement toward "ethical, sustainable and socially responsible" finance, skeptics of such investment products question whether they actually contribute to the global "sustainability" agenda.

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