Human rights

This report celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and builds upon the UN Global Compact Progress Report. With a particular focus on SDG 8, it highlights initiatives by Global Compact Local Networks around the world, presents snapshots of good practice from companies participating in the UN Global Compact and showcases initiatives that are advancing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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United Nations University, September 2018. 

Directly relating to SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), this report offers an analysis of countries' development spending commitments to achieve target 8.7 (eradicate forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking).
Drawing on major research evidence and key debates, this review article proposes a framework of mobility equity as part of SDG 10, which foresees the reduction of inequalities within and among countries by 2030. The main question addressed is how forms of social, human and digital mobility, including migration, can contribute to reduced inequalities and positive development outcomes.

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United Nations University, August 2018. 

Contributing to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), this technical note aims to help guide programming intended to prevent and address the recruitment and use of children by armed groups in today’s conflicts.
Care-giving is on the rise and is affecting more and more people. Companies need to address the increasing demands of care-giving-related issues for its employees. This article examines ways in which companies can support employees with care-giving responsibilities, contributing to SDGs 3, 5 and 8.
Focussing on SDGs 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), this piece explores conflict prevention and the role of Resident Coordinators in fragile and conflict- affected countries without peace operations.

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United Nations University, May 2018.

Contributing to SDGs 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), this research seeks to understand if, when and how transitional justice, in combination with other conflict resolution tools, can contribute to transitions away from conflict in settings affected by major jihadist groups.
In support of SDGs 3 and 5, this Lancet Commission report presents a comprehensive agenda for global, regional, and national progress on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), up to 2030 and beyond. The report highlights why recognition of, and investment in, SRHR is pivotal to shaping future economic development and environmental sustainability, and proposes an essential package of SRHR services that should be universally available to all individuals who need them.
Anti-corruption head reveals insights on anti-bribery and corruption risk
Supporting goal 10 (reduced inequalities) and goal 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) Patrick Moulette, Head of the Anti-Corruption Division at the OECD shares how the legislative landscape has changed since countries signed the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention 20 years ago, and the impact it has had on companies’ attitudes towards compliance.
Contributing to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), this research report assesses the risks that UN sanctions now face, suggesting steps to protect their legitimacy and effectiveness.

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