This online event – co-hosted with the United Nations (UN) Working Group on business and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (Working Group), Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) and the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark – marks the launch of Taking stock of investor implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
This report is part of UNGPs 10+ Project, launched in July 2020 by the Working Group to take stock of the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) to date and chart a course for increased action by states and businesses in the next decade.
June 16th, 2021 marks the tenth anniversary of the unanimous endorsement by the UN Human Rights Council of UNGPs. A major step forward in efforts to prevent and address business-related human rights abuse, they provide a global authoritative framework for state duties and business responsibilities to achieve the UNGPs' vision of ‘tangible results for affected individuals and communities, and thereby also contributing to a socially sustainable globalization.’
In its efforts to assess the first decade of UNGPs implementation and develop a roadmap for meaningful action in the decade ahead, the UNGPs 10+ Project seeks to shine a light on the responsibility of institutional investors – asset owners and managers – to respect human rights as key to speed and scale up business respect for human rights in the next decade. The report focuses on investors and the actors who work with and influence them, including State actors, civil society organizations, data providers, and consultants.
Ezequiel Heffes works as a Thematic Legal Adviser at Geneva Call, a humanitarian NGO that engages armed non-State actors to increase their level of compliance with humanitarian norms. In this interview, he tells about the programme and what it brought to his career.
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Our new Working Paper Towards Transversal Standards to Evaluate the Impact of UN Special Procedures discusses the impact of UN Special Procedures, reviews progress made to measure it, and proposes avenues to improve this assessment.
In this Human Rights Conversation, panellists will discuss the implications of ‘vaccine passports’ or ‘digital green certificates’ for data privacy and human rights.
This short course, which can be followed in Geneva or online, analyses the main international and regional norms governing the international protection of refugees. It notably examines the sources of international refugee law, including the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and their interaction with human rights law and international humanitarian law.
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This training course will explore the origin and evolution of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its functioning in Geneva and will focus on the nature of implementation of the UPR recommendations at the national level.
This project will facilitate a multistakeholder consultative process to identify knowledge gaps, generate new evidence and co-design evidence-based tools to support regulatory and policy responses to human rights challenges linked to digital technologies.
This research project, aims via the drafting of a practitioners’ guide on human rights and countering corruption, to clarify the conceptual relationship between human rights, good governance and anticorruption, demonstrate the negative impact of corruption on human rights and provide guidance and make practical recommendations for effectively using the UN human rights system in anti-corruption efforts.
UN PHOTO /Jean Marc Ferre