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What is the Human Rights and Business Learning Tool?

It is a web-based course designed to help business managers and personnel, as well as other stakeholders, develop a better understanding of human rights and of the Global Compact human rights principles.

This interactive tool was developed by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Global Compact Office.

What are the UN Global Compact Human Rights Principles for Companies?

The first two principles of the UN Global Compact, which are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are:

What are the Learning Tool’s objectives?

The tool has been designed to help you:

  • understand more about human rights and their relevance to your business
  • understand the meaning of the Global Compact Human Rights Principles
  • understand how to ensure that your business respects human rights
  • understand how to play a positive role towards supporting human rights

How does the tool work and how do you access it?

The Human Rights and Business Learning Tool is web-based. It is accessible on the websites of OHCHR and the Global Compact.

It consists of four modules:

  • Introduction to Human Rights
  • Respecting Human Rights
  • Supporting Human Rights
  • The notion of Complicity

These 4 modules integrate exercises, case studies and links that will help the participant better grasp the concepts presented. Upon completing the modules, users can review their newly acquired knowledge and understanding and take a test to receive a certificate when passing it.

The tool will be updated regularly, and further modules may be added.

For any query, please contact us at: JGrova@ohchr.org

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