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Reports & statements by UN Working Group on business & human rights and its members

UN Working Group on business & human rights - Reports & statements by Working Group & members

"Report of pilot business study on implementation of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights", UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights, 2 Dec 2012
[español] "Encuesta de Naciones Unidas sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos", ICC Chile

Report to UN General Assembly, 10 Aug 2012:
Working Group report to UN General Assembly [PDF], 10 Aug 2012
Informe del Grupo de trabajo a la Asamblea general de las Naciones Unidas [PDF], 10 agosto 2012
Rapport du Groupe de travail à l'Assemblée Générale de l'ONU [PDF], 10 août 2012

Presentation to Human Rights Council: Margaret Jungk, of the Working Group, presented the Working Group's first report to the UN Human Rights Council on 21 Jun 2012.  Video of her presentation & interactive dialogue with governments & NGOs is here (introduction begins at 4:05); text of statement is here.
- Interventions by govts. & intergovernmental orgs. - Video of interactive dialogue relating to UN Working Group: Norway - 40:55, EU - 46:50, China - 49:10, USA - 51:15, Venezuela - 43:35, Senegal on behalf of African Group - 56:50, Switzerland - 59:30, Pakistan on behalf of Organization of the Islamic Conference - 1:04:45, Cuba - 1:05:55, Spain - 1:09:10, Argentina: 1:12:05, Latvia - 1:14:35, Australia - 1:17:00, Colombia - 1:19:55, Sweden - 1:22:05, Ghana - 1:25:15.  Interventions by Algeria, Morocco, UK, Egypt, Paraguay, Ecuador, India, Russia, Uruguay, South Africa, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, UNICEF.
- Interventions by NGOs & others: Intl. Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions; Intl. Commission of Jurists, Intl. Network for Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), Intl. Federation for Human Rights (FIDH); France Libertés; Lawyers Rights Watch Canada & Asian Legal Resource Centre; FIAN (Food First Information and Action Network); Conectas Direitos Humanos.
- Final remarks by Margaret Jungk

Report to UN Human Rights Council
UN Working Group report to Human Rights Council, 10 Apr 2012
Informe del Grupo de Trabajo al Consejo de Derechos Humanos, 10 de abril 2012
Rapport du Groupe de travail au Conseil des Droits de l'Homme, 10 avril 2012
مجموعة العمل الخاصة بالأمم المتحدة تعد تقريرا عن حقوق الإنسان والشركات عبر الوطنية والمؤسسات التجارية
Первый доклад Рабочей группы по вопросам предпринимательской деятельности в аспекте прав человека

Country missions

Mongolia: Unclear responsibilities between government and busiess and weak enforcement threaten to leave human rights on the sidelines says UN human rights group, UN expert Working Group on Human Rights and Business, 17 Oct 2012
also provided: Statement by Margaret Jungk, member of UN Working Group on Human Rights and Business

UN expert group to assess impact of business activities on human rights in Mongolia, 4 Oct 2012