(New York, 28 October 2009) – The Human Rights Dilemmas Forum is a web-based forum to address and discuss dilemmas confronting business in their efforts to respect and support human rights. The Forum is part of a project funded by the GE Foundation and implemented by Maplecroft for the UN Global Compact.
Recently, the Forum released two interactive Dilemma Workbooks on its website:
Initiated in December 2008 upon the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the project investigates human rights issues affecting business operations and supply chains in emerging markets, weak governance zones or countries with substantial human rights challenges. It aims to enhance business understanding of human rights issues within their sphere of influence and to promote good practice.
Forthcoming workbooks will cover themes such as: freedom of association and collective
bargaining; migrant workers; equality and gender; child labour; and security forces and human
rights. Companies interested in contributing good practice examples on these topics are encouraged
Access the Human Rights Dilemmas Forum.