Business and Human Rights

UNDP and the European Union are addressing the risks and impacts of economic growth by jointly promoting the implementation of UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), through the action, Business and Human Rights in Asia: Enabling Sustainable Economic Development through the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework (B+HR Asia). In Sri Lanka, working with government, civil society and businesses, UNDP B+HR Asia supports awareness raising, capacity building, and policy coherence in the implementation of the UNGPs, including through support to National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights (BHR). By reducing human rights risks and impacts in business operations and global supply chains, the BHR agenda facilitates value-driven trade and investment in furtherance of sustainable economic development and environmental sustainability.

B+HR Asia is focused on three workstreams: 

  • Awareness raising of the UNGPs and peer-to-peer exchange on lessons learned among key stakeholders to build knowledge and political will.
  • Communication and public diplomacy efforts to build public support of the business and human rights agenda. 
  • Promotion of access to remedy to ensure rights-based solutions and prevent future human rights abuses. 

The project is carried out in six Asian countries including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. 

 

 

To report any concerns regarding the operations of UNDP in Sri Lanka, including grievances related to staff behaviour and management of funds, please do contact the Project Manager:

Myanthi Peiris  | myanthi.peiris@undp.org | 0779953118 

Link to Corporate Grievance Policy - Link 

Impact

START DATE

June 2018

END DATE

June 2023

STATUS

Completed

PROJECT OFFICE
IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Aditya Birla Group

Australian DFAT

CITI FOUNDATION

CVC Philanthropy Ltd.

China Women's Dev Foundation

DEPARTMENT FOR INT'L DEVELOPMENT (DFID)

Dept of Forgn Afrs Trade & Dev

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Faith In Love Foundation (Hong Kong)

Fujitsu Limited

GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA

GOVERNMENT OF FRANCE

GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

GOVERNMENT OF NETHERLANDS

GOVERNMENT OF POLAND

GOVERNMENT OF REPUBLIC OF KOREA

HEDAYAH

HIVOS

IKEA Supply AG

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION

ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK

Korea Environment Corporation

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

MPTF/JP_UN PART RIGHTS DISAB

OPEC Fund for International Development

Outright Action International

POL-UNAIDS

PRIVATE SECTOR

SWEDISH INT'L DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

Seoul Metropolitan Government

THA-ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION

Tencent Holdings Limited

UK-Biz, Energy & Ind Strategy

UK-Foreign & Commonwealth Off

UN DEPT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

US Int'l Narcotics & Law Enfmnt Affairs

USAID

UnSpecified

United Nations Office on Drug and Crime

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$114,266,649

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2018$5,684,773

2019$15,629,695

2020$16,210,351

2021$23,010,122

2022$22,550,645

2023$3,459,993

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