The next decade of business and human rights


Background

June 2021 marked the tenth anniversary of the unanimous endorsement by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). A major step forward in efforts to prevent and address business-related human rights abuse, the UNGPs provide a global authoritative framework for State duties and business responsibilities to achieve the vision of "tangible results for affected individuals and communities, and thereby also contributing to a socially sustainable globalization."

As part of its mandate promote the UNGPs, the Working Group on Business and Human Rights launched a project in July 2020 to take stock of implementation of the UNGPs to date and chart a course for action in the decade ahead. Known as the “UNGPs 10+” or “next decade BHR” project, this initiative has been supported by Germany and Switzerland and carried out in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and with the United Nations Development Programme and other partners.

The Working Group’s stocktaking was presented to the Human Rights Council in June 2021, the during the anniversary month of the UNGPs. UN Working Group launches UNGPs 10+ Roadmap for the next decade of business and human rights (29 November, 2021)

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UNGPs at 10 – June 2021

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at 10

UNGPs 10+ “stocktaking”: assessing the first decade of implementation

Other Working Group guidance

Other UNGPs 10+ resources

Working Group statements



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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