Tuesday, December 3, 2013

UN Global Compact Launches Business Guide on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

On 2 December 2013, the UN Global Compact launched A Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as part of the UN's Forum on Business and Human Rights. The aim of the guide is to help business "understand, respect and support the rights of indigenous peoples by illustrating how these rights are relevant to business activities". 

The Business Reference Guide was developed over a period of 18 months, involving the inputs of a number of Global Compact LEAD companies, as well as indigenous peoples, companies, business and industry associations, academia, international organisations, NGOs and individuals. 

The Global Compact is a call to companies to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with ten universally-accepted principles with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. 

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