June 2021 marks 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, they provide a global authoritative framework for State duties and business responsibilities to achieve the UNGPs’ vision of “tangible results for affected individuals and communities, and thereby also contributing to a socially sustainable globalization.”
As part of its mandate to promote the UNGPs, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights is undertaking a new project to chart a course for a decade of action on business and human rights. This effort, informed by wide-ranging stakeholder consultations, will take stock of achievements to date, assess existing gaps and challenges, and, most importantly, develop an ambitious vision and roadmap for implementing the UNGPs more widely and more broadly between now and 2030.
The project is supported by the Government of Germany – including in the context of Germany’s presidency of the Council of the European Union during the second half of 2020 – and the Government of Switzerland and other partners. The global consultation process to develop the roadmap will involve collaboration with OHCHR and UNDP as well as a range of other partners.
Open call for input – ‘Have your say’
Deadline: 30 November 2020