Business impacts on the rights of marginalised and vulnerable communities that DTP works with, including Indigenous peoples, migrant workers, women and people with a disability. Business has critical responsibilities in relation to the climate crisis. DTP integrates content on Business and Human Rights into its thematic programs.
DTP began delivering dedicated capacity building programs on human rights and business in 2006. DTP’s business and human rights programs focus on building knowledge of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), the OECD Guidelines on Multi-National Enterprises and strategies and skills for engaging business and governments. DTP recognises the key role that civil society advocates can play in driving implementation of these standards, and holding business accountable.
DTP works closely with the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.