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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  

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…  

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…  

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.