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In the present report, the Working Group takes stock of the first decade of the
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework (UNGPs). The report notes that the UNGPs have provided a ground-breaking common platform for action, but also that the pace of implementation by States and businesses needs to urgently increase over the next decade to realize the vision of responsible business that contributes to a sustainable future for all.
Watch video statements from Government and UN leaders to mark the
10th anniversary of the UNGPs.
During 2020-21, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights has been undertaking a project to assess the first ten years of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and chart a course for action in the decade ahead.
To help inform the UNGPs 10+ project, the Working Group carried out wide-ranging stakeholder consultations and invited interested parties to provide written inputs. These consultations and written submissions provided valuable stakeholder analysis, supporting the Working Group’s stocktaking of progress and challenges to date and recommendations for how to increase the pace of implementation toward 2030.
The Working Group’s stocktaking was presented to the Human Rights Council in June 2021, during the anniversary month of the UNGPs. The “roadmap for the next decade” of implementation will be launched in October 2021.
All submissions are posted as received.
States and inter-governmental organizations
National human rights institutions
Indigenous peoples’ networks
Civil society organizations
Academics, professional associations and other not-for-profit organizations
Summaries of relevant materials submitted by stakeholders
Resources and publications
UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
Regional Forums on Business and Human Rights
Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at 10: taking stock of the first decade (2021)
Connecting the business and human rights and anti-corruption agendas (2020)
Business, human rights and conflict-affected regions: towards heightened action (2020)
Policy coherence in government action (2019)
UN Guiding Principles at 10
Mandatory human rights due diligence (mHRDD)
The UNGPS 10+ Project: Financial sector tracks
The State as an economic actor
National action plans
Human rights defenders and civic space
Sustainable Development Goals
Gender lens to the UNGPs
Corporate human rights due diligence
International investment agreements (IIAs) and human rights
Access to Remedy
Climate change and the UNGPs
Working Group on Business and Human Rights
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OHCHR and Business and Human Rights
OHCHR Accountability and Remedy Project
OEIWG on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights
Special Representative of the Secretary-General on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (SRSG)
Joint Project on Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean