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New tool to help businesses ensure human rights are respected in the COVID-19 response and recovery period

A new tool will help businesses consider and manage the human rights impacts of COVID-19 response and recovery in their operations.  


Business and Human Rights in a Time of Crisis

At this time of crisis, public expectations for responsible business are amplified. People are stepping up and defining “business purpose” for themselves. Today, they demand that business provide…  


Business and Human Rights in Asia

UNDP B+HR Asia drives progress on business and human rights through technical advisory, awareness-raising, and capacity building support to governments, businesses, civil society organizations, and…  


Is there a Vaccine against Stigma?

As a warrior against discrimination and stigma against people with disabilities, I clearly see how the Coronavirus – even as it claims lives and inflicts hardship - is dividing our flat world into…  


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…  


On International Human Rights Day, EU and UNDP Sign Partnership Agreement to Address Human Rights Issues in Business Operations in Asia

On International Human Rights Day, the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement to jointly implement the four-year programme, “Business and…  


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…  


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.  


Modern slavery is on the rise in Asia, but new laws show consumer pressure is working

In 2018, the International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation estimated that 24.9 million people worldwide were being held captive as forced laborers, half of them in the Asia-Pacific…  

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