New Country Guide for Mexico and Chile live now!
We are proud to announce our newest additions to the Human Rights & Business Country Guide: Mexico & Chile!
What is exciting about these two guides is that they also contribute to the official government processes to develop National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights in both countries, by providing a baseline of information on company impacts on human rights in the local context.
The Mexico Country Guide was produced by the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) with the aim of supporting the elaborating Mexico’s National Programme on Business and Human Rights (NPBHR). It was produced with the support of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Beyond being guidance for business, this Country Guide provides a baseline assessment of business impacts in Mexico, which help to inform the elaboration of the NPBHR to be launched in 2017. As such, it is an official deliverable to Mexico’s Ministry of Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación), which is responsible for developing and implementing Mexico’s NPBHR.
In the process of developing NPBHR, the Country Guide will be used in a variety of local multi-stakeholders consultations, which will produce recommendations for the government to consider in the elaboration of the National Mexico regarding key areas of focus for the NPBHR.
Beyond being human rights guidance for business, this Country Guide provides key input for the elaboration of Chile’s National Action Plan on Human Rights and Business (NAP), which is one of several initiatives that have resulted from the Country Guide process in Chile. This guide provides a baseline assessment of business impacts in Chile, which help to inform the elaboration of the Action Plan to be launched in 2017. In the process of developing and implementing the NAP, the Country Guide has been used to identify local recommendations for the government to consider in the elaboration of NAP, as will be used in various multi-stakeholders events with the aim of facilitating dialogue between different stakeholders and building capacities.