The development of National Action Plans (NAPs) is a process through which all States can create momentum towards the full realisation of their human rights obligations and the transformative vision set by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).
Business briefing on National Action Plans
In October 2015, the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI) and Clifford Chance released a briefing for business practitioners and leaders on NAPs. The briefing highlights what you need to know, provides an overview of NAPs processes world-wide and explores key issues and challenges commonly addressed through processes to develop NAPs.
Business statement on the importance of NAPs
In November 2016, GBI collaborated with leading business and industry organisations to deliver a statement at the UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights. Key messages included:
GBI’s recommendations to governments
This statement built on recommendations offered by the GBI team to governments in 2015 on the development of business and human rights-focused NAPs.
In particular, GBI recommends that each National Action Plan focus on:
Consultation on the US National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct
In April 2015, GBI collaborated with the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and the Harrison Institute for Public Law at Georgetown University Law School, to convene a multistakeholder consultation on the development of the US National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct. This consultation was hosted as part of the US government’s series of open dialogues that enables stakeholders to exchange and share ideas on the NAP process and content.
The consultation was convened with the following objectives:
Participants discussed issues, challenges and opportunities relating to overseas investment, aid and development, public procurement, anti-corruption and financial transparency, and access to remedy.