Thursday, 10 December 2020
9am – 5pm
The Global Compact Network Australia is hosting an introductory webinar on the interplay of business and human rights standards globally.
The UN Global Compact’s human rights principles (Principles 1 and 2) are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They are also consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines). Other business and human rights standards abound, both sector specific and more general in nature. All of these standards have a role to play but companies can and do get confused by how all of these standards work together and which standards they should be prioritising.
This webinar will introduce the key global business and human rights standards and explain how they inter-relate. In addition to the UN Global Compact these will include the UNGPs, the OECD Guidelines, the International Finance Corporation’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), key ILO instruments and beyond.
This webinar in free for GCNA members. Non-GCNA members are charged a nominal fee to cover our costs.
More details will be forthcoming.