Let’s unpack the updated OECD Guidelines! In June the OECD released significantly updated text for the OECD Guidelines for Multinationals Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct. In June 2023, the OECD released significantly updated text as part of the OECD...
Report “Transparency, codes of ethics and relationship between NGOs and business” available now also in Polish and Russian
There is an increasing pressure on NGOs to diversify the sources of their funding and to take into account cooperation with the business sector. At the same time, it is expected of NGOs to remain independent, transparent and to operate in such a way that is consistent...
Hospitality unveiled: Hotels’ due diligence in the wake of criminalisation of sexual minorities in Uzbekistan
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which Uzbekistan has been party since 1995. And yet Uzbekistan is still categorised as a Consolidated Authoritarian regime, according to Freedom House's 2023 annual...
Report: Status of implementation of UNGPs on Business and Human Rights in Europe & Central AsiaReport:
The progress in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) is uneven in Europe and Central Asia and challenged by ongoing socioeconomic, humanitarian, and conflict-related crises. The Scoping Study commissioned by UNDP Istanbul...
Study links 35 percent of Chinese Belt and Road Initiative projects to scandals involving corruption, environmental problems, labour violations
While Uzbekistan’s debt to Beijing continues to grow, Kazakhstan — along with Turkmenistan — were among the countries with a particularly high hidden debt.
On 27 January 2021 the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) expects its Board of Directors to approve a loan of USD 70 million to Indorama Agro for the development of the cotton farming sector in Uzbekistan.
The world’s costliest Olympic Games, held in Russia in February 2014, were built on widespread and well-documented human rights abuses. This is just one example of the adverse impacts, when governments systematically fail to act to protect human rights in the face of business activities.
In a series of video tutorials, Bankwatch demonstrates tools civil society organisations and activists from Uzbekistan can use to have a say about projects supported by development banks that may affect their communities and the environment.
A breakthrough for human rights is needed after 30 years of the EBRD: Case Studies from Uzbekistan, Georgia, Armenia, and Bosnia
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) stands out among multilateral development banks with the commitment of its shareholding countries to the fundamental principles of democracy and respect for human rights. As the EBRD celebrates its 30th anniversary, it is a perfect moment to reflect on the Bank’s track record, human rights policy framework and operational approach.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Sep 30, 2020