UN News Centre – 08 May 2013
A United Nations expert group today urged global clothing brands to work with Bangladesh, international organizations and civil society to improve working conditions in the country’s garment sector, following the collapse last month of a factory that left hundreds dead and wounded.
UN News Centre – 02 May 2013
Despite progress and innovation in key sectors of the United States’ economy, too many loopholes remain to adequately protect human rights from adverse business practices, a group of United Nations independent experts today warned.
11 February 2013
UNODC is working with businesses to encourage the development of anti-corruption policies that are aligned with the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and that strengthen transparency and accountability. As part of these efforts, a certificate programme of the interactive 'The Fight Against Corruption' e-learning tool was recently launched.
WME Environment Business Magazine – 22 August 2012
There’s a new global standard on human rights, supported by the federal government, which is relevant to anyone doing business here or abroad, writes Catherine Sutherland.
The unanimous endorsement of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights framework by the United Nations in June, supported by the federal government, was a game changer.
The principles provide an internationally agreed framework and practical guidance on what actions businesses can take to fulfill their responsibility to respect human rights. It is also a benchmark for stakeholders – employees, customers, investors, shareholders, non-governmental organisations and local communities – to assess a company’s human rights performance and that of its business partners and suppliers.
18 April 2012
Countries must integrate human rights into the upcoming sustainable development conference taking place in Rio de Janeiro, as well as its outcome, a top United Nations official stressed today, warning that not doing so will undercut efforts to advance socio-economic development and protect the environment.