The UN Global Compact has announced the release of two good practice notes on human rights, recently adopted by the Global Compact’s Human Rights Working Group. The first note is titled “How Business Can Encourage Governments to Fulfill Their Human Rights Obligations” and the second, “Setting Up a Multi-stakeholder Panel as a Tool for Effective Stakeholder Dialogue”.
The development of good practice notes is an ongoing activity of the Human Rights Working Group, and includes support from Stanford Law School’s Pro Bono Colloquium on International Business Practices. Rather than highlighting specific practices of individual companies, good practice notes seek to identify general approaches that have been recognized by a number of companies and stakeholders as being good for business and for human rights. Global Compact companies are encouraged to consult good practice notes and use them as resources.
To download the good practice notes and to find out more about the Human Rights Working Group’s good practice note workstream, click here.