Business and Human Rights in ASEAN: A Baseline Study

BHR Baseline Study This baseline study sheds light on the current legal situation with regard to business and human rights in ASEAN. The analysis is based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework as they have been unanimously adopted by the UN Human Rights Council in June 2011. It is hoped that the study will assist governments in first identifying potential gaps with the UN Framework and - second- based on this analysis support the development of an action plan to bring the national legal framework into line with the UN Guiding Principles. To read the full report, click here.

Building Food Security and Managing Risk in Southeast Asia

building food security This report explores effective policy solutions to the current and future challenges related to food security in the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). While robust GDP growth, rising agricultural productivity and output, and strong growth in agricultural incomes have all contributed to vast improvements in the food security of the region, 60 million people remain undernourished. ASEAN governments have therefore justifiably kept food security as a policy priority. The regional policy architecture set out in ASEAN frameworks provides sound guidance, yet some of the current policies adopted by members are not helping to address food insecurity and its causes, including the formidable challenges related to climate change and the need for continued growth in sustainable food production to feed growing populations. This report puts forward a number of policy recommendations to ensure that the ASEAN agricultural and fisheries sectors contribute effectively and efficiently to ensuring regional food security. Read the report online here.

Comprehensive Food Security & Vulnerability Analysis

comprehensive food sceurity The Comprehensive Food Security & Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) is a unique tool designed to understand and describe the profiles of food-insecure and vulnerable households, identify the root causes of hunger, and analyze the risks and emerging vulnerabilities among populations in crisis-prone countries. It also makes recommendations on the best response options (food or non-food) to reduce hunger, target the neediest and informing preparedness. The Guidelines provide the CFSVA team with currently recommended procedures and protocols to conduct a desk review, implement a large household survey, analyse quantitative and qualitative data, conduct a risk analysis and a response analysis. The user should already possess basic knowledge of food security and social research techniques. Get the whole publication here.

Regional Business Integrity Conference

BI Conf

The Regional Business Integrity Conference was organised by the ASEAN CSR Network (ACN) on 6 March 2017 in Singapore. It served as a platform for different stakeholders to discuss potential solutions to fight against corruption and restore business integrity in ASEAN, creating a level playing field and promoting long-term sustainability and success for businesses as well as the ASEAN region as a whole. Click here to read the conference report. To find copies of the presentations and speeches, please click here.