Stocktaking on the 10th anniversary of the UNGPs

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at 10 LogoThe 16th of June 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Their unanimous endorsement by the UN Human Rights Council was a landmark moment for efforts to promote corporate respect for human rights and sustainable business.

This site features video statements from Government and UN leaders as well a range of stakeholders to reflect on progress to date and the road ahead needed to increase the pace of implementation over the coming years.

As part of its mandate to promote the UNGPs and the UNGPs 10+ project, the Working Group on Business and Human Rights is taking advantage of the 10th anniversary to take stock of implementation to date of the UNGPs and to chart a course for action in the decade ahead. This “roadmap” for implementation in the next decade will be available in December 2021.


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Marking the UNGPs 10th anniversary: Video statements

From UN leaders, Governments and international organizations

From trade union, indigenous peoples, civil society and business organizations

From UN leaders, Governments and international organizations

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations


Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


H.E. Ms. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister, Norway



H.E. Mr. Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany



Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General


Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme


Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact


John Ruggie, former UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Business and Human Rights; Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government


Allan Jorgensen, Head of the OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct



From trade union, indigenous peoples, civil society and business organizations


Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation


Joan Carling, co-convenor of the Indigenous Peoples’ Major Group for Sustainable Development; founding leader and co-director of Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI)


John W.H. Denton, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce


Christy Hoffman, General Secretary of the UNI Global Union


Abby Maxman, CEO, Oxfam America


Herman Poelmann, chairperson of amfori


Ron Popper, CEO, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights


Roberto Suárez Santos, Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers


Brian Sullivan, Executive Director, IPIECA


Hiltrud D. Werner, Board Member for Integrity and Legal Affairs, Volkswagen AG


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E-mail: wg-business@ohchr.org

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