Business & Human Rights

  • Oxfam Presses AIIB on "Clean" Energy

    August 14, 2017

    An Oxfam press release on its monitoring of negotiations between the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and South Korean officials on energy development funding shows the pressure nongovernmental organizations plan to place on the AIIB to ensure that its infrastructure investments comply with the UN's Paris climate deal and "sustainable development" agenda.

  • CoE Holds Seminar on Business and Human Rights

    August 14, 2017

    The Council of Europe (CoE) has continued its push for its member countries to implement global standards on holding businesses responsible for alleged human rights violations across the globe, convening "international partners, national governments, experts, academics and civil society representatives" for a high-level seminar on "human rights and business" in June.

  • NGO: FIFA Must Pressure Russian Officials on Rights

    August 14, 2017

    Denis Krivosheev of Amnesty International has published an op-ed asserting that the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has a responsibility to "don the referee's jersey" in response to Russian crackdowns on public protests at its 2018 World Cup and pressure government authorities to respect freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

  • FIFA Clashes with NGO Report on Labor Rights

    August 14, 2017

    Touting its recent commitments to "human and labour rights" and a "pioneer" monitoring system established to detect worker abuse at construction sites, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has clashed with an assessment from Human Rights Watch that labor conditions are deteriorating at its 2018 World Cup construction sites in Russia.

  • G7 Ministers Back UN "Sustainable Finance" Agenda

    August 14, 2017

    The UN Environment Programme has touted a recent joint statement from environment ministers of the Group of 7 countries (G7) after meeting in Bologna supporting the UN agency's agenda on channeling investments from the financial industry and small and medium enterprises into "sustainable finance" that supports projects combating climate change.

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