Human Rights Guidance Tool for the Financial Sector
Resources

Information by Topic

Abuse of human rights by host governments

Information on abuse, from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre: http://business-humanrights.org/en/issues/abuse

Transparency International is a global network of national chapters which fight corruption in the national arena. They bring together relevant players from government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, in public administration, in procurement and in business: http://www.transparency.org/

Child Labour

Information on child labour, from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre: http://business-humanrights.org/en/issues/labour/child-labour

Information on child labour from UNICEF, which is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the protection of children's rights, help meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential: http://www.unicef.org/protection/57929_child_labour.html

Information on child labour, from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which estimates that 168 million children are working around the world: http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/child-labour/lang--en/index.htm

Unicef Children's Rights and Business Principles guide companies on the full range of actions they can take in the workplace, marketplace and community to respect and support children's rights. They are built on existing standards, initiatives and best practices related to business and children and seek to fill gaps to present a coherent vision for business to maximize the positive impacts and minimise negative impacts on children: http://www.unicef.org/csr/12.htm

Forced or Compulsory Labour

Information on forced labour, from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre: http://business-humanrights.org/en/issues/labour/forced-labour

Information on forced labour from the International Labour Organisation, which estimates that about 21 million people around the world are trapped in forced labour: http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/forced-labour/lang--en/index.htm

Health and Safety

Information on health and safety, from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre: http://business-humanrights.org/en/issues/health/health-general-including-workplace-health-safety

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work exists to make Europe's workplaces safer, healthier and more productive, by promoting a culture of risk prevention: https://osha.europa.eu/en

Information on occupational safety and health from the International Labour Organisation, which estimates that every year 2.3 million people die from occupational accidents or work-related diseases: http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/safety-and-health-at-work/lang--en/index.htm

Impact of migrant population

A report from Business for Social Responsibility and Migration Linkages on International Labor Migration - A Responsible Role for Business: http://www.bsr.org/reports/BSR_LaborMigrationRoleforBusiness.pdf

The Dhaka Principles aim to enhance respect for the rights of migrant workers: http://www.dhaka-principles.org/

Livelihood and standard of living

Information on poverty and development from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre: http://business-humanrights.org/en/issues/development-poverty/povertydevelopmenteconomic-social-rights-general

Local and indigenous peoples' rights

Information on indigenous peoples, from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre: http://business-humanrights.org/en/issues/groups/indigenous-peoples

Forest Peoples Programme, an international NGO supporting forest peoples to secure their forests, lands and livelihoods and manage them sustainably: http://www.forestpeoples.org/

Information on Indigenous Peoples from the International Labour Organisation (ILO): http://www.ilo.org/indigenous/lang--en/index.htm

Revenue transparency and capital flight

Information on tax avoidance from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre: http://business-humanrights.org/en/issues/other/tax-avoidance

The Wolfsberg Group is an association of eleven global banks, which aims to develop financial services industry standards, and related products, for Know Your Customer, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing policies: http://www.wolfsberg-principles.com/index.html

Transparency International is a global network of national chapters which fight corruption in the national arena. They bring together relevant players from government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, in public administration, in procurement and in business: http://www.transparency.org/

The Publish What You Pay campaign aims to help citizens of resource-rich developing countries hold their governments accountable for the management of revenues from the oil, gas and mining industries: http://www.publishwhatyoupay.org/

Security of operations

Information on security in conflict zones, from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre: http://business-humanrights.org/en/issues/security/security-issues-conflict-zones-general

International Alert is an independent peace building organisation that works to for lasting peace and security in communities affected by violent conflict: http://www.international-alert.org

Workplace conditions

Tools and guidance from Global Compact on labour issues: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/Issues/Labour/Tools_Guidance_Materials.html

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is an alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe: http://www.ethicaltrade.org/

The International Trade Union Confederation's mission is the promotion and defence of workers' rights and interests, through international cooperation, global campaigning and advocacy: http://www.ituc-csi.org/

 

December 2014     United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative