ICC Engagement with UN on Business and Human Rights

These ICC Key Messages aim to set out the bases for ICC’s longstanding engagement on Business and Human Rights, and in particular on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) – and sets out specific challenges and opportunities on scaling up implementation of the UNGPs.

One of ICC’s main commitments is to stop the rise in global inequality. ICC’s longstanding engagement in empowering business to implement their responsibilities on human rights is a key part of this commitment.

ICC believes that the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“UNGPs”) represent a transformational roadmap to a future where human beings and  businesses alike can thrive and prosper.

We urge all governments who have not done so to commence the development of robust action plans without delay. ICC’s global network stands ready to contribute constructively to the creation of new or updated action plans, with the aim of ensuring that national frameworks enable meaningful action from the private sector at all levels.

ICC actively supports its members to scale up implementation of the UNGPs and we will continue to intensify these efforts to achieve the maximum on the ground impact.

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