Business & Human Rights

  • UN Calls for Global Governance of Private Security

    October 29, 2014

    Dismissing the convictions in the U.S. of four private military contractors for the killing of Iraqi civilians as "the exception, not the rule," the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries has called for an international treaty to govern private military and security corporations.

  • UN Seeks "Sustainability" Education at Business Schools

    October 29, 2014

    At a recent event with business representatives, the UN Global Compact pushed a "Call for Action" to business schools to help advance the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by including content on these goals in their curricula.

  • UN Pushes Harmonization of Climate and Finance Policy

    October 29, 2014

    The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative has co-authored a report calling for global financial institutions and central banks to take into account risks due to global warming in financing business activities that may influence the environment.

  • Finland Launches National Action Plan on BHR

    October 29, 2014

    The Government of Finland has released a report containing its national action plan on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ("BHR").

  • World Bank Pushes Businesses to Fund Sustainability Agenda

    October 22, 2014

    The World Bank recently held a set of meetings at which it placed pressure on businesses to finance the UN's "ambitious" sustainable development agenda, which will include provisions on combating climate change and redistribution of wealth from developed to developing countries.

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