UN Guiding Principles

  • NGO Produces “Mapping” of Women’s Issues in UNGPs

    December 10, 2018

    The Danish Institute for Human Rights has published a global “mapping” of gender-related issues national governments should review when considering their implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

  • Ruggie: Facebook Must Do More to Comply with BHR Principles

    December 10, 2018

    Harvard Professor John Ruggie writes that, given the range of problems tech giant Facebook is facing, from allegations of electoral interference to allowing “murderous incitement” on its platform, the tech giant must alter its business model to work toward its pledge to comply with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR).

  • NGOs Push Hong Kong on Implementing BHR Standards

    December 04, 2018

    The Hong Kong UPR Coalition has published a report calling on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in China to do more to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR) and OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to protect labor rights in the region.

  • NGO Releases Videos on Maritime BHR Obligations

    December 03, 2018

    The nongovernmental organization Human Rights at Sea recently released a series of videos aimed at educating the public on how businesses should comply with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR) in their maritime operations.

  • Reports Seek BHR Due Diligence in Development of AI

    December 03, 2018

    A series of reports recently published by business and human rights (BHR) advocates push for businesses to implement a framework of BHR due diligence requirements, in line with the UN Guiding Principles on BHR, when developing and using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

  • UN Body Proposes Implementation Mechanisms for BHR Treaty

    November 30, 2018

    The UN Working Group on business and human rights (BHR) issues has created a draft protocol for potential adoption by national governments requiring them each to establish a National Implementation Mechanism to investigate and oversee compliance with a proposed BHR treaty.

  • BHR Advocate Critiques Philanthropy-Focused SDG Action

    November 28, 2018

    Sara Blackwell of the business and human rights (BHR) consulting group Shift has published an article lamenting that companies are relying on voluntary philanthropy to meet the UN’s comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), rather than focusing on complying with their obligations under the global BHR agenda.

  • 2018 Benchmark Rates Companies on BHR Compliance

    November 20, 2018

    The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has published its 2018 report rating 100 companies on their compliance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (BHR), placing pressure on agricultural, apparel, and extractives companies to abide by this broad, global rights agenda.

  • Norway Reviews Compliance of Development Policy with UNGPs

    November 07, 2018

    The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has published a wide-ranging review of whether the country's development efforts comply with the global priorities of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), finding that implementation of the UNGPs by Norwegian agencies is remains incomplete.

  • Germany Launches Monitoring of BHR Due Diligence

    September 05, 2018

    The German government has launched a three-year monitoring process to find whether German businesses are engaging in “human rights due diligence” measures as envisioned in the country’s business and human rights (BHR) action plan and to determine the need for mandatory BHR-oriented legislative measures.

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