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New Procedures for VPI Membership Applications

New applications will be assessed during two annual windows, in March and September of each year. The next due date for submission is no later than September 15, 2021.

Read moreJuly 14, 2021

Recording – Webinar VPs Risk Assessments: Trends in Security and Human Rights Risks and the Impact of COVID-19

You can now view the recording of this event. Panelists provided insights into emerging security and human rights risks relating to COVID-19 restrictions, government responses, unemployment/social unrest, artisanal mining and organized criminal activity.

Read moreJune 15, 2021

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
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