In 2016, the German Government adopted the first National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights. A stocktaking has now been done on the state of implementation. One key step has been the introduction of national legislation on corporate due diligence in supply chains.
The freedom and security of trade routes is important for the German economy. At the end of the day, increasing numbers of attacks on ships put Germany’s prosperity at risk. Germany is therefore expanding its efforts at the international level to fight piracy.
What will the world look like after COVID? How can the transatlantic partnership help to bring about economic recovery? How can the European economy become more resilient? These questions and others were on the agenda at the Ambassadors Conference Business Forum.
In 2011, the United Nations adopted the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. After ten years, it is now time to take stock. On 18 May, the Federal Foreign Office is hosting an international dialogue on the protection of human rights in the global economy.
Today the German Government adopted an act on corporate due diligence in supply chains. One of the reasons it has been put in place is the outcome of the business and human rights monitoring procedure, through which the FFO has examined respect for human rights in the business world.
The German-Russian Year of Economy and Sustainable Development 2020‑2022 was officially launched on 11 December. Since 2014, German-Russian Years have been an integral part of cooperation with Russia and a key component of intersocietal cooperation.