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Highlights from the Asia Session at the 2019 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

The UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights is the global platform for stock-taking and lesson-sharing on efforts to move the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights from paper to…  


From chickens to baby goods: The journey to business success in the Solomon Islands

For Florence Isihanua, the chicken came first. After years of struggling to find a job or start a small business in the Solomon Islands, she felt poultry farming would be a profitable venture.  


Promoting the human rights of people with disabilities

Like all of us, persons with disabilities enjoy the universal human rights to knowledge, education, employment, political, and social and economic participation in society – with dignity and without…  


UNDP Sri Lanka hosts inaugural Responsible Business and Human Rights National Dialogue

On October 6th, UNDP Sri Lanka hosted the inaugural Responsible Business and Human Rights National Dialogue organized in close cooperation with the Human Rights Commission and the National Global…  


Remarks by UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Crisis Bureau Asako Okai at the 2019 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

When businesses decide to drive human rights considerations through their operations, they can empower women, enhance child health and well-being, ensure decent work, and strengthen the foundations…  


Gender Equality Dispatch - Issue 4 - November 2019

With the upcoming Asia-Pacific Regional Review of the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration we want to take this opportunity to share stories about how we are leveraging UNDP’s diverse projects…  


From Discussion to Resolution: Fostering the Role of Women in Local Governance in Afghanistan

The equal participation of women in public affairs is essential, if we want to create inclusive and just societies.  


Business and Human Rights Lab: Testing Assumptions

UNDP Business and Human Rights Unit hosted the third B+HR Lab on October 31st, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the event was Testing Assumptions.  


Women in Innovation: Far More than a Matter of Achieving Gender Equity

Innovation, private sector, and gender are three words commonly used when we are talking about business in the private sector, with a sustainable development approach.  


Enabling the workforce with digital talent – making our Digital Strategy count

With the launch of UNDP’s Digital Strategy early this year, the Bangkok Hub decided to focus on Digitalization – the use of digital technologies to change our ways of working, including creating new…  

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