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Gender and Vulnerable Groups Project Enters Consultation Phase

The project will undertake analysis relating to the implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR) that is sensitive to gender considerations and the unique human rights risks faced by vulnerable groups.

Read moreMay 21, 2021

View the Recording – The Role of MSIs in Ensuring Human Rights Due Diligence on the Private Security Supply Chain

Panelists look at the role of the VPSHR and the ICoCA in providing effective human rights due diligence mechanisms to ensure that private security providers contracted by mining companies act responsibly.

Read moreMay 4, 2021

Read the April 2021 Edition of the Voluntary Principles Initiative Newsletter

The latest news about the Voluntary Principles Initiative are now available.

Read moreApril 19, 2021

Insights from the Nigeria In-Country Working Group

As Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria faces complex challenges in strengthening the country’s security governance environment. The Nigeria In-Country Working Group is working to improve human rights performance within the public and private security sector through a wide variety of activities.

Read moreApril 10, 2021

Webinar – The Role of MSIs in Ensuring Human Rights Due Diligence on the Private Security Supply Chain

How should companies conduct human rights due diligence on their security providers? This and other questions will be discussed by panelists on this event taking place on April 29, 2021. Registration is required.

Read moreApril 9, 2021

Webinar – Beyond the Perimeter: Situating and Responding to Security Contracting Risks in and Around Mine Sites

On April 12, panelists will discuss on how standards such as the VPSHR and the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains can help address human rights risks related to security in and around mine sites.

Read moreApril 8, 2021

Members and Observers attend the 2021 Annual Plenary of the VPI

The virtual event was held on March 16-17, 2021. View the recording of the speeches by the outgoing and incoming Chairs of the Voluntary Principles Initiative.

Read moreMarch 24, 2021

RFP Updates

In 2020, the Voluntary Principles Association ran RFP processes to procure corporate/trust services in the Netherlands and to procure a consultant for work related to Gender and Vulnerable Groups. Find here updates regarding these two finalized RFP processes.

Read moreMarch 8, 2021

Webinar — Platform for Dialogue: Business, Security and Human Rights in Cabo Delgado

Event will be held on February 25, 2021, with participation of the Voluntary Principles Initiative Secretariat.

Read moreFebruary 23, 2021
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