Highlights

The WG provides specific recommendations to the French Development Agency relating to the key role that development finance institutions must play in ensuring respect for human rights, prior to the finance in common summit.

Peru: UN experts urge ratification of landmark Escazú Agreement to promote responsible business conduct, 10 August 2020

Two virtual events on 20 and 23 July 2020 to launch the Working Group’s latest report to the Human Rights Council - Connecting the business and human rights and the anti-corruption agendas

The WG issues the latest report to the Human Rights Council on “Connecting the business and human rights and anti-corruption agendas”

New Working Group project: “Business and human rights: towards a decade of global implementation”

Ensuring that business respects human rights during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond: The relevance of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Joint public statement on COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Working Group recommends the IFC's Accountability Review to strengthen alignment with the UNGPs on Business and Human Rights

UN experts welcome new study on corporate human rights due diligence

Joint statement on Human Rights Day 2019: Time to act – Protect defenders who speak up against business impact on people and planet

Global Consultation on NHRIs and access to remedy (Project on the Role of NHRIs in facilitating access to remedy for business-related human rights abuses)

The WG issues the latest report to the General Assembly on “Policy coherence in government action to protect against business-related human rights abuses”

UN Working Group calls on the G20 to act on business and human rights commitments

Call for inputs: "Policy coherence in government action to protect against business-related human rights abuses"

UN experts send a letter to the UNCITRAL Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform, urging systemic changes to the ISDS system

Working Group 22nd session to take place in Geneva (4-8 February 2019)

South Asia Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights due to be held 14-15 March 2019 In New Delhi (India)

Working Group sends open letter to the Government of Bangladesh in support of the 'Bangladesh Accord'

Working Group welcomes mining industry organization requirement for members to respect human rights
5 December 2018

Working Group 21st session to take place in Geneva (1-5 October 2018)

Call for inputs: Gender lens to the UNGPs (Now closed)

Working Group 20th session to take place in Geneva
14-18 May 2018

Working Group consultation on corporate human rights due diligence, Geneva
17 May 2018

Call for inputs: human rights defenders, civic freedoms and business & human rights

Working Group comments on Australian Government’s deliberations on a national action plan on business and human rights
18 December 2017

Tercera Consulta Regional para América Latina y el Caribe, Santiago de Chile, CEPAL
12-14 December 2017

Working Group sets out key actions needed over the next years in closing statement at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
29 November 2017

Working Group comments on treaty process, OEIGWG 3rd session
25 October 2017

Recommendations to governments and businesses for embedding "Protect, Respect and Remedy" in SDGs implementation
30 June 2017

Working Group statement to the Human Rights Council
8 June 2017

Working Group open letter to Australia on the inquiry to establish a modern slavery act
15 May 2017

UN expert group welcomes revised ILO declaration on multi-national enterprises – another step toward greater convergence on business and human rights
28 April 2017

Working Group calls on G20 to place human rights at centre when promoting sustainable supply chains
24 March 2017

Working Group welcomes legislative efforts in France and other countries to address adverse business human rights impacts
23 March 2017

Working Group's letter to the Thun Group concerning “Discussion Paper on the implications of UN Guiding Principles 13 & 17 in a corporate and investment banking context
23 February 2017