Displaying items by tag: businessandhumanrights - CIDSE
Keys for implementation and follow-up of the mandate, CIDSE 3rd submission to the UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, October 2010 (also available in FR)
Letter to Prof. John Ruggie, UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, 31 January 2011 (also available in FR)
Work programme of the United Nations Working Group on Business & Human Rights - CIDSE submission, December 2011 (also available in ES - FR)
Shaping the follow-up to the mandate of the UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, CIDSE Briefing for the 17th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (Geneva, 30 May- 17 June 2011) (also available in FR)
Learning from the EITI: Lessons for Effective Country-By-Country Data Disclosure Requirements, June 2011
Disclosure instead of hide and seek - A fair chance for the poor people of resource-rich countries: CIDSE submission to the EU consultation by DG MARKT on Country-by-Country Reporting (CBCR)
For the poor people of resource-rich countries more transparency is vital.
Transnational corporations involved in extractive industries frequently arrive with promises to build schools, hospitals, roads, provide jobs. Unfortunately, local populations too often discover that allthat glitters is not gold. Rather than benefiting, local people experience increased poverty, loss of livelihoods, violent conflict, human rights violations, environmental degradation and corruption.
CIDSE believes that the UN Business & Human Rights framework can play an important role in stopping human rights violations by businesses.
The impacts of the activities of transnational corporations should be at heart of development discussions, because corporations are taking an increasingly important role in shaping global and local economic and political structures.