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Project Launch: Business and Human Rights - Towards A Decade of Global Implementation

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a shattering impact on livelihoods and jobs; up to 100 million persons could be pushed into extreme poverty and 400 million people could lose their jobs.  


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 Human Rights are key to forging a new inclusive social contract

The high-level meeting on ‘Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development,’ organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) virtually…  


Discussing Human Rights, Rule of Law and the renewed social contract in the COVID-19 reality

This global network of Member states, United Nations and UNDP staff, public servants, NGOs, and individuals represents our collective commitment to strengthen the Rule of Law and Human Rights as we…  


Rule of Law and Human Rights: 2019 Annual Report Highlights

This brochure highlights results and activities of UNDP's Global Programme on Strenthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining peace and sustainable development.  


UN to extend enhanced support to the National Human Rights Institutions

The UN’s Framework for COVID-19 Response has a clear entry point for the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), particularly in monitoring the risks of human rights violations, acting as a bridge…  


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.  


Facing down injustice in the age of a pandemic

Securing the social contract through accountability, trust and inclusion.  


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  


Half the World: The Many Faces of Social Protection

This event will highlight efforts to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, with a focus on protecting people, targeting the poorest and most vulnerable, and the SDGs as our compass.  

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