Business & Human Rights

  • UNITAR Trains Leaders in Business and Human Rights Agenda

    December 12, 2019

    Recently, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research's ("UNITAR’s") Division for Multilateral Diplomacy delivered a two-day workshop entitled "Business and Human Rights," the purpose of which was to help the 60 participants from governments, business, civil society and other stakeholders "gain a thorough understanding of the Business and Human Rights agenda and provide leadership perspectives on the potential and challenges to implement the UN Guiding Principles as an essential means to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)."

  • UN Global Compact Report Urges Businesses to Address Health of People and Planet

    December 12, 2019

    Writing in GreenBiz Insights, Charlotte Erbsol and Vincent Gauthier explain how the United Nations Global Compact's report "Business Leadership Brief for Health Planet, Healthy People," highlights "three key insights that can help companies create effective and lasting solutions that address the health of people and planet."

  • Milliken & Company Joins UN Global Compact

    December 11, 2019

    Milliken & Company has announced that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative, a voluntary initiative for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices in accordance with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

  • Survey Results Reveal Global Concern over "Big Tech" Collection and Use of Personal Data

    December 10, 2019

    According to a recent survey of 10,000 people in nine countries conducted by YouGov on behalf of Amnesty International, seven in ten people (73%) want governments to do more to regulate Big Tech, with a clear majority (71%) worried about how tech companies collect and use their personal data.

  • UNCTAD Develops Guidance to Measure Business Contributions to SDGs

    December 04, 2019

    In cooperation with the Intergovernmental  Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting ("ISAR"), the UN Conference on Trade and Development ("UNCTAD") has developed a guidance tool to measure the contribution of the private sector to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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