Report: UN Guiding Principles at 10 - Taking stock of the first decade

 

Published
16 June 2021
Author
UN Working Group on business and human rights
Presented
To the HRC at its 47 th session, June-July 2021


Summary

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In the present report, the Working Group takes stock of the first decade of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework (UNGPs). The report notes that the UNGPs have provided a ground-breaking common platform for action, but also that the pace of implementation by States and businesses needs to urgently increase over the next decade to realize the vision of responsible business that contributes to a sustainable future for all.

Watch video statements from Government and UN leaders to mark the 10th anniversary of the UNGPs.


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Methodology

During 2020-21, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights has been undertaking a project to assess the first ten years of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and chart a course for action in the decade ahead.

To help inform the UNGPs 10+ project, the Working Group carried out wide-ranging stakeholder consultations and invited interested parties to provide written inputs. These consultations and written submissions provided valuable stakeholder analysis, supporting the Working Group’s stocktaking of progress and challenges to date and recommendations for how to increase the pace of implementation toward 2030.

The Working Group’s stocktaking was presented to the Human Rights Council in June 2021, during the anniversary month of the UNGPs. The “roadmap for the next decade” of implementation will be launched in October 2021.

Solicited inputs and thematic issue papers

All submissions are posted as received.

Stakeholder inputs to UNGPs 10+ / Next Decade BHR project

All submissions are posted as received.

States and inter-governmental organizations

UN system

National human rights institutions

Indigenous peoples’ networks

Trade unions

Business organizations

Civil society organizations

Academics, professional associations and other not-for-profit organizations

Summaries of relevant materials submitted by stakeholders


Working Group on business and human rights
Recent thematic reports
Issues in focus
Contact information

Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Palais des Nations, 8-14, Avenue de la Paix. 1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 917 9159
E-mail: wg-business@ohchr.org

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