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One of the main achievements of the last decade has been shifting the narrative from corporate social responsibility to business and human rights.

Posted on June 17, 2021

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UNDP will drive a wide range of national and regional events in 2021 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 June 15, 2021


The COVID-19 pandemic brought about unprecedented social and economic challenges, and behind staggering data of contracting economies, people’s lives and livelihoods are on the line.

Posted on June 11, 2021


The Responsible Business and Human Rights Forum brings together representatives from government, business, workers organisations and the international community for wide-ranging discussions on maximising the positive contribution of business to human rights and developmental goals in Asia.

Posted on June 11, 2021

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On May 6 2021, UNDP B+HR Asia and UNEP, with support from the EU, hosted a roundtable discussion—the first of a series of events on Business, Human Rights and the Environment. The roundtable focused on priority actions for government and multilateral organizations, by looking at three basic questions: What work has been done so far? What efforts are producing results? And what more needs to happen to strengthen linkages and galvanize action?

Posted on June 5, 2021