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Bangladesh’s readymade garment sector now stands at a critical juncture. One where there is the opportunity to reshape the global supply chain by adopting responsible business practices. This report Agency sends out clear recommendations to every stakeholder in the global supply chain: from brands to labourers, as well as to governments, manufacturing associations, international organisations, civil society, and all other actors that there are actions we can take to ensure accountability and…

Posted on April 30, 2021

Aerial view over mountain road going through tropical rainforest landscape in Thailand.

The Survey on Human Rights and the Environment, involved 13 questions and elicited 609 responses from business and civil society actors, government officials, employees of multilateral institutions, students, and people from other walks of life.

Posted on April 22, 2021


Business-related human rights abuses affect women disproportionately all over the world. Women workers face discrimination, harassment, abuse, and experience additional barriers when seeking remedies. In Sri Lanka, UNDP’s Business and Human Rights in Asia (B+HR Asia) project, funded by the European Union, supports grassroots level women’s rights organizations like ‘The Women’s Centre’.

Posted on April 9, 2021


The 2nd United Nations South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights will take place 17–19 March 2021, with side sessions starting from 15 March. The forum will be featuring dedicated sessions for CSOs, businesses, trade unions, and NHRIs as well as country-specific sessions.

Posted on April 5, 2021

Young Asia businessman using laptop talk to colleagues about plan in video call meeting while work from home at living room. Self-isolation, social distancing, quarantine for corona virus prevention.

In 2021, UNDP will drive a wide range of national and regional events on Business and Human Rights (BHR) exploring a multitude of topics including Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) practice, policy development on BHR and Human Rights Defenders (HRD).

Posted on April 2, 2021