Views exchanged on collaboration for business and human rights

Politics
unurzul@montsame.gov.mn
2020-04-08 12:46:05

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs D.Davaasuren yesterday met with UNDP Resident Representative in Mongolia Ms. Elaine Conkievich.

Mr. Davaasuren emphasized that the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights will be an essential step to strengthen businesses with respect for human rights and ensure sustainable development in Mongolia.

He expressed appreciation to UNDP for its support and collaboration to formulate the national action plan on business and human rights.

Ms.Elaine Conkievich said that the UNDP highly praises active and unwavering work of the Government of Mongolia to implement the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and develop a national action plan in this area.  Underlining the importance of ensuring the participation of women and businesses in the process of developing the national action plan, Ms. Elain Conkievich expressed commitment to co-work in this direction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Working Group responsible for formulating the national action plan.

The UN Human Rights Council endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in June 2011. Following the recommendation for the Government of Mongolia to implement the UN Guiding Principles, a working group with multi-stakeholders responsible for formulating the national action plan on business and human rights was set up in 2019 by order of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.