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Business, Human Rights and Conflict Affected Regions: Towards Heightened Action

Opening remarks by Asako Okai at the Business, Human Rights and Conflict Affected Regions: Towards Heightened Action, as part of UNDP Development Dialogues: Rethinking solutions to crisis in the…  


Human Rights Due Diligence and COVID-19: Rapid Self-Assessment for Business

This tool is designed to help businesses consider and manage the human rights impacts of their operations in the specific context of COVID-19. It presents key actions or considerations along three…  


High-Level Political Segment of 46th United Nations Human Rights Council

On behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, I would like to congratulate Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan on her election as President of the Human Rights Council for 2021.  


UNDP's Social and Environmental Screening Procedure (SESP)

The Social and Environmental Standards (SES) are an integral component of UNDP's quality assurance and risk management approach to programming. This includes the project-level Social and…  



Human Rights Day 2020

On Human Rights Day, we are reminded how the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the vulnerability of the least protected and most marginalized in our societies  


UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Statement delivered by Asako Okai at the 2020 Virtual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights  



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…