Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Guiding Principles on business and human rights, 2021 was a busy year for B+HR Asia, with increasing regional momentum in implementing the UNGPs.…
UNDP's 2020 Annual Meeting on Rule of Law and Human Rights was organized 29 June-1 July to promote an exchange between Member States, UNDP and UN experts, Practitioners, and civil society on the rule of law, security and human rights. The virtual event showcased innovative responses based on human rights and built from solid partnerships with governments, civil society and the private sector.
The session Responsible Business and the Decade of Action gave an overview of UNDP's work in the area and outlined future plans for scaling up the organization's engagement on Business and Human Rights (B+HR). The session also featured Livio Sarandrea, Lead Advisor and Team Leader of the B+HR Asia project introducing UNDP's largest B+HR programme.
UNDP's B+HR Asia launches trainings for the private sector to create more diverse and inclusive workspaces for women and LGBTI people.
Youth play a critical role in the future of BHR, and the UNDP B+HR Asia programme is scaling up efforts to expand youth engagement, starting with two key events.
Infrastructure provision enhances connectivity, improves mobility, and generates economic opportunities and services. However, infrastructure development can also entrench gender inequality,…