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Today, December 10, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) celebrates its 70th anniversary. It remains as relevant as it was in 1948, when it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly via resolution 217A at its 3rd session in Paris. The UDHR is the foundation of international...
The fallout from the deadliest garment factory accident in history shows the role that investors can have in changing business practices. Pressures have mounted on traditionally conservative Swiss pension funds to make an impact of their own. In April 2013, more than 1000 factory workers died when...
Gold mined from conflict areas in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is reaching the supply chains of major US companies and finding its way into consumer products, according to an NGO report. The report by The Sentry – an initiative of NGO Enough Project and human rights charity Not On Our Watch...
By Michael Musuraca The data continues to arrive from sources far and wide confirming that the growth in economic inequality continues unabated throughout the world, including a handy map of the United States by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released just this past week that shows the level of...
More than 60 institutional investors have urged the jewelry trade to implement more stringent control of supply chains in order to eliminate human-rights abuses. The organizations, members of the Investors Alliance for Human Rights, last week expressed concerns about child and forced labor in the...