(New York) – The UN Global Compact Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) has submitted a statement to the Special Representative of the Secretary General on business and human rights, Professor John Ruggie. The statement recommends that follow-up to the UN Protect, Respect, Remedy framework at the international level remain inclusive and multi-stakeholder.
The statement also indicated that the HRWG welcomes that the draft Guiding Principles for the operationalization of the “Protect, Respect, Remedy” framework were open for public consultation.
The statement was accompanied by a cover letter from Georg Kell, Executive Director of the Global Compact and Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Vice Chair of the Global Compact Board and member of the Human Rights Working Group. The letter underscored the commitment of the UN Global Compact to continue its efforts to help business to better understand and implement the corporate responsibility to respect, which is one pillar of the UN Protect, Respect, Remedy Framework, and highly relevant to the first two principles of the Global Compact.
Human Rights Issue Manager