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In Sri Lanka, the business and human rights landscape is evolving, with more businesses coming on board to ensure their business operations are not negatively impacting human rights. However, despite encouraging progress being made, human rights challenges in the context of business operations continue to exist and have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two issue briefs published recently by UNDP Sri Lanka delve into some of the business and human rights challenges in the country and offer recommendations on how the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) could support changes towards a more responsible business environment.
Read the following issue briefs to learn more:
- State Duties: Women's Participation in Sri Lanka's Workforce and the UNGPs
- The Untapped Trade and Investment Potential of the Business & Human Rights Agenda in Sri Lanka
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