Business and Human Rights Accelerator

Business and Human Rights Accelerator is a six-month program, the goal of which is to help businesses identify risks and implement a systemic approach to human rights compliance in the company according to international standards.

By joining the program, you will gain a clear understanding of your place in the human rights protection process, be able to determine priority directions, implement mechanisms for responding to complaints and measures for compensation, and also become part of a valuable network of like-minded individuals, partners, and experts.

In this accelerator, you will learn how to:

  • Know your duties in the field of human rights and labor rights, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of the International Labour Organization;
  • Implement a systemic approach to human rights compliance in line with international standards.
  • Inform the public about your achievements in the protection of human rights, in particular in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, including regular reports and annual statements for all participants of the UN Global Compact.

Who can join?

The company must be a participant of the UN Global Compact or express a desire to join the network.

For participation in the accelerator, companies should:

  • Be ready to analyze their impact on human rights as a key component of their activities;
  • Have the capability to delegate two representatives to participate in the accelerator and one executive-level representative to monitor the program and participate in key events.

Advantages of participating in the accelerator:

  • You will learn to identify at which stage your company is in the context of human rights compliance;
  • Learn to analyze existing and potential impacts on human rights with the ability to set priorities;
  • Learn about ways to minimize negative impacts on human rights, including mechanisms for complaint resolution and compensation for damages;
  • Learn about methods of collaboration with stakeholder interests in the context of your business activities;
  • Learn to develop a specific plan to promote the protection of human rights within and outside your company;
  • Acquire a network of colleagues, UN partners, and experts who will help you overcome obstacles on the path to human rights protection;
  • Receive a certificate after successfully completing the program.

When will the program take place and in what format?

The accelerator starts in February 2024 and will last until July 2024. Training takes place in a blended format (online and live meetings in Kyiv).

The languages of the program are Ukrainian and English (for online format work).

How to register?

Application acceptance for participation starts on September 21 and lasts until December 14, 2023. The number of spots is limited, so don’t delay in applying.

To register for the program, SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

If you have any questions, please contact Daria Ruban, [email protected], Programme’s Coordinator.

Daria Ruban
Coordinator of the Business and Human Rights Accelerator


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