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Reports

Working Group on Business and Human Rights

As part of its mandate, the Working Group submits annual reports to the Human Rights Council as well as the General Assembly. The Working Group has also published outcome reports for a number of its annual sessions, which are organized on a triannual basis. Links to these reports can be found in the tables below.

Country visit reports can be found on the Working Group’s country visits page

Reports from the Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights and associated regional forums, organized and chaired by the Working Group, are available on the Forum’s report page.  

Working Group reports to the Human Rights Council

 

Bodies

Session

Symbol number

Title

HRC 53rd A/HRC/53/24 Building capacity for the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
HRC 53rd A/HRC/53/24/Add.1 Visit to Liberia
HRC 53rd A/HRC/53/24/Add.2 Visit to Luxembourg
HRC 53rd A/HRC/53/24/Add.3 (Advance edited version. In Spanish only) Visit to Argentina
HRC 53rd A/HRC/53/24/Add.4 Development finance institutions and human rights
HRC 53rd A/HRC/53/24/Add.5 (in Spanish only) Seventh Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean
HRC 53rd A/HRC/53/24/Add.6 (in Spanish only) Report of the working group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on its visit to Argentina - Comments by the State
HRC 53rd A/HRC/53/55  Eleventh session of the Forum on Business and Human Rights
HRC 50th A/HRC/50/40 The coronavirus disease pandemic: lessons learned and moving forward
HRC 50th A/HRC/50/40/Add.3 Tenth anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: a roadmap for the next decade of business and human rights – raising the ambition, increasing the pace 
HRC 50th A/HRC/50/40/Add.4 Implementing the third pillar: lessons from transitional justice guidance by the Working Group 
HRC 47th A/HRC/47/39 Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at 10: taking stock of the first decade 
HRC 47th A/HRC/47/39/Add.1 Taking stock of investor implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights 
HRC 47th A/HRC/47/39/Add.2 The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: guidance on ensuring respect for human rights defenders 
HRC 47th A/HRC/47/39/Add.3 Role of national human rights institutions in facilitating access to remedy for business-related human rights abuses 
HRC 44th A/HRC/44/43 Connecting the business and human rights and the anti-corruption agendas
HRC 41st A/HRC/41/43 Gender dimensions of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
HRC 38th A/HRC/38/48 “Economic diplomacy" as a tool for States to promote corporate respect for human rights
HRC 35th A/HRC/35/32 Opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises in the implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
HRC 35th A/HRC/35/33 Best practices and how to improve on the effectiveness of cross-border cooperation between States with respect to law enforcement on the issue of business and human rights
HRC 32nd A/HRC/32/45 Report of the Working Group on "Leading by example - The State, State-owned enterprises, and Human Rights"

Executive Summary of the report: English
HRC 32nd A/HRC/32/45/Add.3 Multi-stakeholder engagement across "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Reflections from discussions at the 2015 annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights
HRC 29th A/HRC/29/28 Improving policy coherence for inclusive and sustainable development
HRC 26th A/HRC/26/25

Review of the strategic objectives, activities and outcomes of the first three years

HRC 26th

A/HRC/26/25/Add.1

Addendum - Uptake of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: practices and results from a survey of corporations
HRC 26th A/HRC/26/25/Add.3 Addendum - International Expert Workshop (Toronto): "Business Impacts and Non-judicial Access to Remedy: Emerging Global Experience
HRC 23rd A/HRC/23/32 Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
HRC 23rd A/HRC/23/32/Add.2 Addendum - Uptake of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: practices and results from pilot surveys of Governments and corporations
HRC 20th A/HRC/20/29 Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
 

Working Group reports to the General Assembly

 

Bodies

Session

Symbol number

Title

GA 78th A/78/155 Extractive sector, just transition and human rights
GA 77th A/77/201 Corporate influence in the political and regulatory sphere: Ensuring business practice in line with the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
GA 76th A/76/238 Human rights-compatible International Investment Agreements (IIAs)
GA 75th A/75/212 Business, human rights and conflict-affected regions: towards heightened action
GA 74th A/74/198 Policy coherence in government action to protect against business-related human rights abuses
GA 73rd A/73/163 Corporate human rights due diligence emerging practices, challenges and ways forward
GA 72nd A/72/162 Access to effective remedies under the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework
GA 71st A/71/291 Addressing the human rights impacts of agro-industrial operations on indigenous and local communities: State duties and responsibilities of business enterprises
GA 70th A/70/216 Measuring the implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Executive Summary:
English
GA 69th A/69/263 National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights
GA 68th A/68/279 Business-related impacts on the rights of indigenous peoples
GA 67th A/67/285 Developments in the embedding of the Guiding Principles into global governance frameworks
 

Reports from the Working Group's sessions

 

Bodies

Session

Symbol number

Title

WG 18th A/HRC/WG.12/18/1 Outcome of the eighteenth session
WG 17th A/HRC/WG.12/17/1 Outcome of the seventeenth session 
WG 16th A/HRC/WG.12/16/1 Outcome of the sixteenth session 
WG 15th A/HRC/WG.12/15/1 Outcome of the fifteenth session 
WG 14th A/HRC/WG.12/14/1 Outcome of the fourteenth session 
WG 13th A/HRC/WG.12/13/1 Outcome of the thirteenth session 
WG 12th A/HRC/WG.12/12/1 Outcome of the twelfth session 
WG 11th A/HRC/WG.12/11/1 Outcome of the eleventh session 
WG 10th A/HRC/WG.12/10/1 Outcome of the tenth session
WG 9th A/HRC/WG.12/9/1 Outcome of the ninth session
WG 8th A/HRC/WG.12/8/1 Outcome of the eighth session
WG 7th A/HRC/WG.12/7/1 Outcome of the seventh session
WG 6th A/HRC/WG.12/6/1 Outcome of the sixth session
WG 5th A/HRC/WG.12/5/1 Outcome of the fifth session
WG 4th A/HRC/WG.12/4/1 Outcome of the fourth session
WG 3rd A/HRC/WG.12/3/1 Outcome of the third session 
WG 2nd A/HRC/WG.12/2/1 Outcome of the second session
 

In addition, the following reports – not authored by the Working Group – on the topic of business and human rights are also available:

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