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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…  


Checklist for a Human Rights-Based Approach to Socio-Economic Country Responses to COVID-19

This checklist provides a list of potential actions, tools, and resources to ensure a human rights-based approach to socio-economic country responses to COVID-19.  


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…  


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…  


Facing down injustice in the age of a pandemic

Securing the social contract through accountability, trust and inclusion.  

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