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UNDP is scaling-up our support to countries through “UNDP’s Climate Promise: Ambition, Acceleration and Mobilization.” UNDP will provide support to 100 countries to accelerate the enhancement of national climate pledges by 2020, building on our climate action portfolio in over 140 countries. And we are developing new ways of mobilizing all people to inform climate action.
We have been supporting countries since the very early stages of this crisis, having donated more than two million surgical masks and providing life supporting medical equipment such as x-ray machines, infrared thermometers, infusion pumps, protective suits, gloves and hand sanitizer.
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. UNDP in Asia and the Pacific delivers country and regional programmes in 36 countries through 25 UNDP Country Offices and the Bangkok Regional Hub to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
In recent years, a rich dialogue has emerged around the role that business plays in shaping our environment, our well-being and our security. COVID-19 pandemic raised new questions about the role of business in times of crisis, and the conditions under which large corporations under stress should expect taxpayer rescue packages. Consumers, shareholders and business partners are demanding that enterprises do more to minimize harms and maximize social dividends, not only in times of economic expansion, but also as a response to present and future crises. For this reason, there has been a significant push to make the practice of human rights due diligence (HRDD) mandatory for businesses in some regions and countries. There is widespread belief that public support to private enterprise during times of crisis should only go to those companies that practise and live by their commitments to responsible business.
This Training Facilitation Guide provides training modules which clarify what is required to conduct human rights due diligence by focusing on the basics and sticking to internationally agreed principles and widely understood terminology. Applying a step-by-step approach, this allows for businesses to embark on HRDD as a stand-alone effort or as part of a preexisting assessment process.
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