As Another Factory Collapses Killing, Trapping Workers, Root Causes of Bangladesh’s Human Rights Crisis Remain Unsolved

“Today's collapse of a cement factory is an indication of the almost total absence of government oversight within the manufacturing sector. As in the garment sector, more transparency and oversight are needed to make workers safe and prevent this kind of tragedy."

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Event on U.S. National Action Plan to be hosted by NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and the United States Council for International Business

The first open dialogue on a White House plan to promote responsible business conduct abroad will take place on December 15, 2014 and will be co-hosted by the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and the United States Council for International Business. 

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Announcement of Opportunity to Provide Input into the U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct (White House Statement)

On September 24, 2014, the President announced plans to develop a National Action Plan to promote responsible business conduct abroad. The first in a series of open dialogues about the plan will be held on December 15, 2014 at New York University, co-hosted by the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and the United States Council for International Business. 

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NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights Welcomes President's Statement on Net Neutrality: Internet freedom expert applauds president's commitment, urges further action

"President Obama's message about ensuring an open, interconnected Internet is the right one. The United States remains the global leader in information and communication technology, and maintaining that position will require leadership from the administration on net neutrality, as well as restoring confidence in the protection of personal privacy online. American companies also need rules of the road for the important role they play in protecting sensitive user data."

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Report: Indirect Sourcing in Bangladesh Root Cause of Factory Safety Problems: NYU Center for Business and Human Rights research focuses on business relationships

Indirect sourcing, the opaque practice of subcontracting, is a root cause of safety risks and poor working conditions in Bangladesh. Released one year after the collapse of Rana Plaza became most deadly industrial accident in modern manufacturing, a new report by the Center examines a range of measures undertaken in the last year, none of which have yet addressed the fundamental problems facing the garment industry.

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