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Business and human rights, a global priority

Opening remarks delivered by Asako Okai at the virtual event: Business and Human Rights, A Global Priority.  


Human rights dimensions of COVID-19: role and experiences of National Human Rights Institutions

Statement Delivered by Asako Okai at the opening of the virtual event on ‘The human rights dimensions of COVID-19: the role and experiences of NHRIs’ , co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions to the…  


Istanbul Mediation Conference

Statement delivered by Asako Okai at the Istanbul Mediation Conference, 'Peace Mediation in the New Normal' #UN75  


The Future of Business and Human Rights for People, Planet and Peace

Statement delivered by Asako Okai, Annual Event on the Rule of Law and Human Rights, Launch of B+HR Global Initiative and closing remarks.  


Rule of law and sustaining peace in times of COVID-19

The Global Focal Point for the Rule of Law provides a powerful tool to address deficits in countries in conflict and fragile settings.  


Tri-Partite partnership meeting to support National Human Rights Institutions in 2020

Statement delivered by Asako Okai at the opening session of the tri-Partite partnership meeting to support National Human Rights Institutions in 2020  


World Refugee Day 2020: Every Action Counts

COVID-19 has exposed the full extent of human vulnerability. Recent UNDP estimates show that the Human Development Index – a combined measure of the world’s education, health, and living standards –…  


Five ways to keep remittances flowing in COVID-19

Remittances account for more than 10 percent of GDP in 30 countries. It's essential to make them easier to send and receive.  


UNDP support for coronavirus-affected countries goes beyond health

The Global Humanitarian Response Plan addresses the deterioration of human rights, social cohesion, livelihoods and protecting the most vulnerable.  


Twelfth Global Forum for Migration and Development

Statement by Asako Okai at the 12th Global Forum for Migration and Development  

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