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Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum

Engage in the online Dilemmas Forum

The UN Global Compact and Maplecroft invite you to participate in a multi-stakeholder Forum designed to stimulate discussion about the dilemmas that multinational companies may face in their efforts to respect and support human rights when operating in emerging economies. The forum aims to enhance our collective understanding of human rights themes and identify practical approaches to real-world dilemmas. It also provides links to other relevant websites, resources and initiatives. The forum engages and invites feedback on practices from different stakeholders including businesses, international organizations, civil society, academics, local communities and more.

Explore themes

Explore an expanding list of human rights themed dilemmas that are relevant to business. Dilemmas and case studies address issues such as:

  • Migrant workers
  • Security forces
  • Gender equality
  • Community relocation
  • Product misuse
  • Privacy 

The Forum provides an outline of a dilemma, as well as an explanation of:

  • its risks to business;
  • suggestions for responsible business; and 
  • the context of the dilemma, including situating it within regulatory frameworks. 

Discuss dilemmas and suggest good practices

Stakeholders can provide feedback as well as discuss and debate the dilemmas and case studies in an interactive forum. Stakeholders are also encouraged to suggest additional dilemmas.

How to participate


UN Global Compact
Ursula Wynhoven
Gus Macfarlane
+44 (0) 1225 420 000


(Last Updated: 9 July 2013)