News and Updates
Climate change and the business and human rights agenda
Asia is at the centre of the wider challenge presented by climate change. This Briefing Note outlines what governments and businesses in Asia must do to tackle climate change, from a Business and Human Rights perspective. The Briefing Note provides quick and initial findings and recommendations of a much larger report to come.
A Baseline Assessment on Business and Human Rights in Africa
This report takes stock of the progress and challenges in implementing the UNGPs in sub-Saharan Africa. The findings indicate reasons for optimism, as some States have initiated the development of comprehensive policies to address corporate abuses, albeit slower than in other regions. The good news is that the UNGPs are becoming better known in the region. Therefore, States, the AU and civil society must receive more support to hold corporations accountable for human rights violations through the strategic entry points identified in the report’s conclusion.
Reflections and Directions: Business and Human Rights in Asia
This report surveys the status of business and human rights (BHR) across Asia, bringing together different visions and identifying opportunities for the decade ahead. It presents an overview of the status of BHR in Asia and focuses particularly (but not exclusively) on 11 countries demonstrating some progress on BHR namely Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
UNDP launches guide for businesses operating in conflict-affected areas
Read the UNDP guide for businesses and other actors on how to meet their responsibilities to carry out a heightened version of human rights due diligence in conflict-affected areas.
Human Rights Due Diligence in a Connected World
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is hosting an event entitled “Human Rights Due Diligence in a connected world: Approaches to shaping sustainable b...
Forum spotlights the workers from South Asia fueling development across the region
The 4th UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights held in Kathmandu, Nepal convened more than 300 people for dialogue on how to improve business respect fo...