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Human Rights Day 2019

10 December is Human Rights Day – which marks the date that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights established universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. The theme for 2019 is ‘youth standing up for human rights’ which celebrates the potential of youth as constructive agents of change.

IPIECA members recognise that respect for human rights is a core expectation of business; this responsibility was established by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in 2011. Therefore, through IPIECA, our members work together to improve the overall industry’s human rights performance through the development of practical guidance and tools to operationalise the UNGPs, facilitate the sharing of good practices, and engage with stakeholders to deepen their understanding of external expectations. For an overview of IPIECA's work on human rights, please click here.

Key highlights from 2019 include:


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