News / 9 December 2016

3 Steps to Stand Up for Human Rights in Development!

As we celebrate both the 30th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development (December 4th) and Human Rights Day (December 10th), Both ENDS joins with communities and civil society groups around the world to call on development finance institutions, governments, and businesses to take 3 steps to stand up for Human Rights in development.

  1. Promote Rights-Respecting Development. Adopt a policy commitment to respect human rights and implement due diligence to prevent human rights violations.
  2. Protect Civil Society Participation. Ensure meaningful participation in development processes and promote an enabling environment for civil society.
  3. Defend the Defenders. Adopt a zero-tolerance policy on attacks against human rights defenders and enact protocols to prevent and respond to such attacks.

Join our call on the website of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development, of which Both ENDS is also a member.

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