A Business Reference Guide - United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Publisher(s)
United Nations Global Compact
Topics
  Consultation & FPIC, Due diligence, Grievance mechanisms
Audience
  Operators
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A Business Reference Guide - United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

  Mar 01th, 2013

This guide aims to help businesses -companies, investors, buyers- understand, respect, and support the rights of indigenous peoples by illustrating how these rights are relevant to business activities. It encourages business to engage in meaningful consultation and partnership with indigenous peoples on a local level and to adapt the principles discussed and practices suggested here to their distinct situations and contexts. It

• outlines key actions business can take in relation to indigenous peoples’ rights, including policy commitment, due diligence, consultation and consent-seeking, grievance mechanisms, mitigation and remediation, and

• provides a description of each right in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, suggests practical actions that business can take to respect and support each right, and examples to help illustrate those suggested actions.