Toolbox for Business and Human Rights

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On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development (FIDO/IFDD) has launched the Toolbox Human Rights.

This toolbox bundles the most important human rights conventions and regulations into one comprehensive website. This website aims to help companies, organisations and their stakeholders to easily align their policies/practices in order to prevent the violation of human rights and promote respect for human rights in all their activities. The website offers hands-on online tools to help companies comply with their human rights obligations. The website is easily accessible for everyone (AnySurfer label).

Belgium places great importance on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. That is why Belgium wants to help its organisations – both public institutions and private companies – to embed these international agreements in their activities – in-land and abroad.

This project is part of the National Action Plan ‘Business and Human Rights’ that was approved by the government in July 2017.
This toolbox is a collaboration between experts from the University of Antwerp and IPIS research with valuable contributions from Belgian stakeholders.