U.S. Government Efforts to Advance Business and Human Rights in 2018

Fact Sheet
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
November 19, 2018

The U.S. government is committed to supporting and advancing the voluntary efforts of businesses to advance human rights in their agenda, and has continued to take steps towards this objective in 2018. This document is meant to provide a snapshot of a few examples of the work undertaken in this regard.

Laws and Policies

  • Department of State-leads informal interagency working group to monitor violence against environmental defenders, holding more than 15 meetings in 2018. The group engaged stakeholders and reviewed UN, NGO, and U.S. government reporting about violence against environmental defenders to best inform U.S. policy.

Tools