En junio de 2011, el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas hizo suyos los Principios Rectores sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos que le presentó el Representante Especial del Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas, Profesor John Ruggie. Con ese acto, los Principios Rectores quedaron consagrados como la norma de conducta a nivel mundial que se espera de todas las empresas y de todos los Estados en relación con las empresas y los derechos humanos.

Human Rights: The Foundation of Sustainable Business

Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and builds upon the UN Global Compact Progress Report. The report highlights insight and initiatives by Global Compact Local Networks around the world, presents snapshots of good practice from companies participating in the UN Global Compact and showcases initiatives that are advancing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

ILO-IOE Child Labour Guidance Tool for Business

Provides an overview on how to do business with respect for childrens right to be free from child labour. The guidelines aim to improve global supply chain governance, due diligence and remediation processes to advance the progressive elimination of child labour.

The Human Right to Water: Emerging Corporate Practice and Stakeholder Expectations

Designed to provide information that will inform both how individual companies can respect the human right to water, as well as how the CEO Water Mandate itself can meaningfully contribute to business’ ability to effectively address this issue.

Enabling Economies of Peace – Public Policy for Conflict-Sensitive Business

This publication identifies a range of concrete actions that Governments and international organizations can undertake to better assist private-sector efforts to promote effective conflict-sensitive business practices.