An extensive range of publications produced by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on a variety of topics related to human rights. The goal of OHCHR's publications programme is to increase knowledge and raise awareness about human rights and fundamental freedoms, and to publicize ways of promoting and protecting them worldwide. OHCHR publications also aim to encourage debate on human rights issues under discussion at the United Nations.
Developed by UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children -- the Children's Rights and Business Principles are the first comprehensive set of principles to guide companies on the full range of actions they can take in the workplace, marketplace and community to respect and support children's rights. On July 2012, UNICEF Panama released and produced this video to engage businesses to integrate these principles in their business operation as a mechanism to respect and support children's rights.
Explores the role of company-level grievance mechanisms, their benefits and limitations, their relationship to other means of addressing stakeholder concerns, and some key considerations when designing a mechanism to be effective in practice. Examples and perspectives from business representatives are also shared.
Addresses the relationships between businesses and the communities in which they operate, focusing specifically on the extractive industry. Business arguments for proactive and robust human rights due diligence are presented, and participants explore how even unanticipated and unintentional impacts on the rights of local people can pose risks to a company’s productivity, reputation and social license to operate in a region. Panelists shared practices taken to avoid negatively impacting the human rights of local populations and lessons learned that apply across sectors.
Internationally-accepted frameworks now exist that define the responsibility of all companies with respect to human rights. This also extends to investors, who increasingly are looking to integrate human rights effectively and consistently into investment decision–making and corporate engagement. The webinar focuses on a new report, Investing the Rights Way: A Guide for Investors on Business and Human Rights, which aims to assist investors in evaluating human rights–related issues across their portfolios.
Aims to familiarize Global Compact Local Network representatives with the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and provide an introduction to the National Human Rights Institutions as potential partners for advancing Human Rights at the local level. The first webinar features panelists from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Global Compact Network Germany, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. The second webinar includes presentations from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Global Compact Network Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Ensuring the safety and health of workers throughout the supply chain can be a challenge, especially when suppliers operate in countries with inadequate safety protection. This document calls on business to invest in positive OSH measures to improve long term value and provides guidance for companies and their suppliers on improving safety and health in the workplace. It describes how promoting better occupational safety and health systems protects the well-being of workers, while reducing operational risks for both suppliers and buyers. Also included are practical examples from individual companies and descriptions of partnerships, initiatives and resources to assist companies in improving occupational health and safety.
Co-hosted by the UN Global Compact, UN Women, GBCHealth and the RAISE Health Initiative, this webinar explores leading practices in meeting the health needs of women workers in the workplace of supplier factories and corporate subsidiaries. It features a panel discussion describing activities that can enable companies to achieve gender-specific development goals and to respect and support human rights. These include the Family Planning 2020 Goals, the Millennium Development Goals, Women’s Empowerment Principles and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Introduces examples of innovative approaches to empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community, focusing on private sector women’s health initiatives. These inspirational examples illustrate some of the concrete ways in which companies can and are taking action to implement the Women’s Empowerment Principles.
Provides an overview of the Global Compact's Collection Action Project in partnership with five Global Compact Local Networks in Brazil, Egypt, India, Nigeria and South Africa.
Explores ten companies and how they deal with various human rights issues. Emphasizes the need for cohesive and sometimes over-arching corporate policies on human rights engagement. Fourth volume in the Embedding Human Rights in Business Practices series.
Aims to expand and deepen private sector action in support of peace - in the workplace, marketplace and local communities. Assists companies in implementing responsible business practices aligned with the Global Compact ten principles in conflict-affected and high-risk areas and catalyze action to advance peace.