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Olympic Host City Contracts to Explicitly Include Human Rights Protections

The International Olympic Committee announced today that as of 2024 new host city contracts will for the first time include explicit human rights protections. The new contracts make specific reference to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which outline the human...more

28 February 2017.

MCRB Asks Stakeholders to Complete Survey

The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) is asking stakeholders to complete a short survey.  The aim of the 15 minute survey is to help the Centre to improve its efforts to encourage more responsible business practices in Myanmar.

The survey covers attitudes to MCRB's strategy,...more

03 February 2017.

11 White Papers Published on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights

Today, the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights (MSE Platform) publishes the Sporting Chance White Papers, a series of 11 white papers that present the latest thinking, practice, and debate in relation to key human rights issues involved in the planning, construction, delivery, and legacy...more

31 January 2017.

Launch of the Responsible Recruitment Gateway

Today, IHRB and the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment launch the Responsible Recruitment Gateway at

The Responsible Recruitment Gateway is home to the Employer Pays Principle increasingly being adopted by companies across sectors and around the world.

The Gateway...more

10 January 2017.

IHRB at the Global Forum on Migration and Development

The ninth Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh from December 8th-12th 2016. The GFMD is a United Nations Member States Initiative to explore and address the challenges and opportunities relating to migration and its impacts on development. The...more

30 November 2016.

Update on the Corporate Human Rights Benchark - November 2016

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) is happy to announce that the results of the CHRB Pilot Benchmark 2016 will be published on the 13th March 2017.

The 2016 Pilot Benchmark will rank the top 100 companies in the agricultural products, apparel, and extractive industries using a rigorous...more

21 November 2016.

Walmart and M&S Join Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment

IHRB and the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment are delighted to welcome M&S and Walmart to the Leadership Group's steering committee and core membership.

The Leadership Group is a collaboration between leading companies and expert organisations to drive positive change in the way that...more

14 November 2016.

IHRB at the 2016 UN Annual Forum on Business & Human Rights

The 2016 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights takes place in Geneva from 14 to 16 November. IHRB is co-organising, moderating or speaking at a number of sessions.

The Role of Companies in Addressing Legal and Societal Discrimination Against LGBTI People

Monday 14 November
15:00 - 16:20

08 November 2016.

IHRB at Symposium on the UK Modern Slavery Act and Ethical Labour in Construction

The  construction and engineering sector, along with many other industries, are being subjected to increased scrutiny regarding forced labour and trafficking within their operations. Individual companies, professional bodies and industry trade associations are undertaking substantial work to better...more

02 November 2016.

The 2016 Sporting Chance Principles on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights

IHRB, the U.S. Department of State, and Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs co-hosted the global “Sporting Chance Forum on Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights” on 13th-14th October 2016 in Washington, D.C.

The Forum convened more than 130 senior officials, executives, and experts to...more

24 October 2016.

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