Multi-Stakeholders Meet to Advance Human Rights in Businesses

2024-04-01 10:26:42

Ulaanbaatar, April 1, 2024 /MONTSAME/. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and UNDP’s Business and Human Rights (B+HR) Asia Programme, supported by the European Union, co-organized a multi-stakeholder meeting on “Business and Human Rights” on March 29, 2024. The meeting featured best practices of responsible business conduct in which human rights are respected and remedy mechanisms are provided by the private sector in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It brought together a diverse group of participants from the public and private sectors, including businesses, business associations, development partners, civil society organizations, and academic institutions. 

Mongolia became the fourth country in the Asia-Pacific region to adopt the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAPBHR) in 2023, underscoring its commitment to promoting responsible business conduct, upholding human rights, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The discussions during the meeting revolved around the opportunities, challenges, and advancements of the NAPBHR, which is set for implementation from 2023 to 2027. This plan aims at improving the legal framework, offering practical guidance through human rights due diligence tools, enhancing stakeholder capacities, and strengthening access to remedy mechanisms.