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News article17 September 2020Service for Foreign Policy Instruments

New EU-UNDP online platform to advance business and human rights in Asia

The joint EU-UNDP action, B+HR Asia: Enabling Sustainable Economic Growth through the Protect, Respect and Remedy Framework, announces the launch of its new web platform. The new page offers examples for governments, business and civil society in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand on how to strengthen human rights conditions in business operations and supply chains, facilitating sustainable economic growth while promoting multilateralism, as well as preventing future human rights abuses. It also serves as a direct channel of communication with partners.

The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights help us navigate complex scenarios. They demonstrate how business and government can work together to find solutions that work for people and the economy. Our world faces many difficult challenges from health emergencies to climate change. With an agreed approach, with joint commitment, we can overcome these challenges”, highlighted Hilde Hardeman, Head of the European Commission's Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, endorsing the project.

The four-year multi-country project, launched in early 2020, promotes the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in close partnership with Asian governments, business, and civil society, through dialogue, training, research, small grant provision, and awareness raising activities. The action is funded by the European Union, under its Partnership instrument, with € 5.5 million.

Visit the webpage here, and check out the project updates.


Publication date
17 September 2020
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments