Human Rights Due Diligence Assessment of Business Sector in COVID19 Response

Feb 15, 2021

Enhancing Access to Justice through Institutional Reform Project (A2J Project), a joint undertaking of UNDP Nepal and Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MoLJPA), in collaboration with the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), initiated an assessment of human rights due diligence with an objective to assess the human right compliance situation in the business sector during the COVID-19 pandemic; and to develop strategic approach for necessary intervention.

The assessment provides evidence-based analysis of eight specific areas of business and its practices in: 1) Occupational health and safety 2) Labour rights, 3) Environmental and community impacts 4) Safeguarding privacy 5) Preventing stigma discrimination 6) Corporate policy and management considerations  7) Gender and social inclusion and, 8) Coordination and communication among the stakeholders. The report has also analyzed sector specific impacts and the response to deal with COVID-19 crisis along with coping strategies.

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