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Join the VPI on LinkedIn  

The VPI is pleased to launch our official LinkedIn page. Join us for updates, insights, and discussions on security and human rights challenges and best practices around the world.

Read moreMarch 14, 2024

VPI Participation at PDAC 2024 Convention  

The VPI is pleased to once again be part of the upcoming Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, the mining event taking place in Toronto, Canada, from March 3 to 6, 2024.   We welcome industry professionals and stakeholders to visit us at our booth. Hard copies of recently launched materials and other useful tools will be available.

Read moreFebruary 15, 2024

Application Window for VPI Membership Open Until March 31, 2024

Organizations interested in becoming a VPI Member need to submit their applications in writing by March 31, 2024. To be considered for VPI Membership, an applicant must demonstrate that they meet the entry criteria for the category they are applying to — Corporate, Government, NGO, or Observer.

Read moreJanuary 11, 2024

Webinar Recording – Rights and Realities: Protecting Human Rights Defenders in the Context of Security

Watch the recording of this webinar session held on December 14, 2023, featuring the authors of two recently launched resources on strengthening the protection of human rights defenders.

Read moreDecember 15, 2023

Voluntary Principles Initiative Launches New Resources to Strengthen Protection of Human Rights Defenders

With this year’s International Human Rights Day celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, VPI brings light to the important role of human rights defenders by launching two useful documents on how organizations can help protect the defenders in the context of security.

Read moreDecember 10, 2023

Webinar – Rights and Realities: Protecting Human Rights Defenders in the Context of Security

The VPI is pleased to host the public webinar featuring two upcoming resources - a report “Understanding the Unique Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Africa” and the “Guidance on Respecting the Rights of Human Rights Defenders”. Authors will present their highlights and findings, spotlighting VPs implementation with a focus on protecting human rights defenders.

Read moreDecember 5, 2023

Webinar: Operationalizing the VPs Through the Lens of Protecting the Rights of Women and Other Disadvantaged  Groups 

Join the VPI at this public webinar for an overview of the new IGT Companion Tool and how it can be employed for companies and practictioners. Panellists will also discuss practical scenarios and offer a Q&A session to help inform the audience on integrating gender and disadvantaged groups into the design and implementation of security operations.

Read moreOctober 30, 2023

New Tool on Operationalizing the VPs Through the Lens of Protecting the Rights of Women and Other Disadvantaged Groups

The IGT Companion Tool equips organizations with important concepts and steps to better identify and respond to risks and impacts that security operations may have on women and other disadvantaged groups, along with practical tools, case studies, examples and additional resources.

Read moreOctober 3, 2023

Application Window for VPI Membership is Open Until September 15, 2023

The Voluntary Principles Initiative (VPI) is currently receiving new Membership applications. Organizations interested in becoming a VPI Member need to submit their applications in writing by September 15, 2023.

Read moreAugust 2, 2023
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