Resource Center

The Resource Center provides existing studies, websites, tools, databases and further information on Human Rights in general, and with focus on tourism. 

If you know further resources, please info [at] humanrights-in-tourism [dot] net (subject: Resource%20Center) (let us know) and we are glad to add them. 

A Toolkit for Communicating Food Waste to Guests

his open-source toolkit can be used according to your organization’s needs. Some people may make use of the turnkey messages included, while others will find inspiration to create their own branded campaigns. The toolkit is designed to help anyone who makes decisions on how to talk to guests about the topic of food waste.
WWF
Environment
Hospitality
41 pages

Accessibility and Inclusive Tourism Development In Nature Areas

Compendium of Best Practices

This publication showcases examples of good practices on accessible tourism in natural areas, and sheds light on critical topics such as the proper diagnosis, design and criteria of accessibility plans, private-public collaboration schemes and funding mechanisms, which are just some of the key factors and barriers that exist today to make nature-based tourism more inclusive for all.
World Tourism Organization [UNWTO]
Tourism Development
Disability Rights
Diversity & Inclusion
Environment
78 pages

Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments

The primary audience for this Toolkit is any kind of company facing security and human rights challenges in complex environments. The Toolkit will be useful for company staff working in a wide range of functions, in particular those dealing with security, government relations, business and human rights, corporate social responsibility, community relations, and legal issues.
The International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC]
Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance [DCAF]
Risk Assessment
Stakeholder Engagement
Peace and Conflict
Crisis Management
200 pages

Beyond Pride

The Rights of LGBTI People and the Corporate Responsibility to Respect

The resource is not intended to provide exhaustive guidance on the topic; rather, it is to help enable more comprehensive discussions about the role of business in preventing and addressing risk to LGBTI people in their workforce, amongst consumers, in the communities and contexts where they operate and across their operations and value chain.
Shift
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+
Diversity & Inclusion
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
18 pages

Black Lives Matter & Business

The objective of this document is to support businesses wishing to positively contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement and make their workplaces better, especially for their Black colleagues and future Black recruits. It provides a business case to support the moral case for an inclusive workplace; identifies key challenges; suggests solutions, acknowledging that one size does not fit all; and signposts resources that can provide deeper understanding.
Global Compact Network UK
Diversity & Inclusion
Equality
24 pages

Checked Out

Migrant Worker Abuse in Qatar’s World

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (the Resource Centre) invited 19 hotel companies, representing more than 100 global brands with over 80 properties across Qatar, to participate in a second survey on their approach to safeguarding migrant workers’ rights in the country
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Modern Slavery
Migrant Workers
Hospitality
37 pages

Child Labour

Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward

What the report tells us is alarming. Global progress against child labour has stalled for the first time since we began producing global estimates two decades ago. In addition, without urgent mitigation measures, the COVID-19 crisis is likely to push millions more children into child labour. These results constitute an important reality check in meeting the international commitment to end child labour by 2025.
International Labour Organization [ILO]
United Nations [UN]
Children's Rights
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery
88 pages

Conflict Prevention Tool

Developing Multi-Stakeholder Strategies

The tool is designed to be practical, non-prescriptive, and user-friendly, to facilitate smooth integration into existing business processes and to improve corporate risk assessments. The tool is particularly relevant for companies with operations in fragile and conflict affected contexts, but the time required for the conflict analysis will vary based on each company’s unique conflict analysis requirements and the number of stakeholders included in consultations.
Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance [DCAF]
Crisis Management
Peace and Conflict
Stakeholder Engagement
18 pages

COVID-19 and Tourism - An Update

Assessing the economic consequences

Tourism is one of the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the number of international tourist arrivals declined by 84 per cent between March and December 2020 compared with the previous year, according to data observed by UNWTO. Based on a range of tourist arrivals’ projections, the report quantifies the potential economic effects of the contraction in tourism in 2021. The indirect effects are significant.
United Nations [UN]
COVID-19
Tourism Development
23 pages

Destination 2030

Tourism changes people | regions | the world

In over 60 projects being implemented around the world By the Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (Giz) Gmbh, tourism plays a role in the sustainable development of entire regions. Discover five of these projects in this magazine.
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit [GIZ]
Tourism Development
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Sustainability
24 pages

Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Practice

We believe that this handbook will support European destinations in their efforts to build a tourism sector that is more respectful of the environment and that will equally benefit local economies and communities in the years to com
European Travel Commission [ETC]
Sustainability
Tourism Development
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
134 pages

Gender Diversity in Unternehmen Strategisch Erreichen

Ein Diskussionsbeitrag des Deutschen Global Compact Netzwerks und der AllBright Stiftung

Unternehmen verpassen wichtige Chancen, wenn Frauen nur Nischenpositionen im Arbeitsmarkt zugewiesen bekommen, in Führung unterrepräsentiert sind und eine schlechtere Bezahlung als Männer erhalten. Denn es gibt Belege dafür, dass ein Geschlechtermix in Führungspositionen mit höheren Aktienkursen und Chancen auf höhere Gewinne verbunden ist. Auch im öffentli­chen Sektor ist ein ähnlicher Effekt zu beobachten, wenn Frauen auf allen Ebenen und in allen Entscheidungsprozessen mitwirken.
Global Compact Network Germany
AllBright
Diversity & Inclusion
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
Gender
Equality
13 pages

Gender Inequalities In The Tourism Labour Market

This report aims to state the issue on the tourism labour market with a gender perspective through a critical viewpoint. Thus, the present paper is positioned as a first approximation of scientific knowledge to this field with case studies that exemplify the different contexts. More specifically, this research includes 15 manifestations of gender inequality based on the previous work of Ernest Cañada (Moreno and Cañada, 2018; Cañada, 2019a).
Alba Sud
L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+
Women's Rights/Women Empowerment
Gender
Equality
Labour Rights
Hospitality
42 pages

Human Rights and Biodiversity

Key Messages

This document highlights the key human rights obligations and responsibilities with respect to biodiversity-related agreements, policies, strategies and actions.
United Nations [UN]
Environment
Sustainability
General Human Rights Information
8 pages

Human Rights Due Diligence - Training Facilitation Guide

. This material does not intend to be the standard on HRDD training guides. Instead, it aims to enrich the enabling environment for greater uptake of HRDD, so that enterprises, business consultancies and associations, as well as civil society organizations and government regulators, can speak the same language and articulate a pathway forward together.
United Nations [UN]
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
Due Diligence
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
76 pages

Human Rights Due Diligence and COVID-19

A Rapid Self-Assessment for Business

UNDP has designed a simple and accessible tool, Human Rights Due Diligence and COVID-19: Rapid Self-Assessment for business (C19 Rapid Self-Assessment), to help businesses consider and manage the human rights impacts of their operations. This non-exhaustive list of potential actions allows for rapid but continuous reflection on the human rights risks and impacts common to many industries.
Business and Human Rights Asia-Pacific [B+HR]
COVID-19
Risk Assessment
Due Diligence
Impact Assessment
12 pages

Implementing Effective Modern Slavery Grievance Mechanisms

A Guidance Note for Business

This Guidance Note (the guide) aims to provide practical advice to support businesses at all stages of designing and implementing effective business-led grievance mechanisms to hear and address complaints about modern slavery in their operations and their supply chains.
Global Compact Network Australia
Modern Slavery
Grievance Mechanisms
Labour Rights
Supply Chain
15 pages

Inclusion and tourism

Analysis and practical approaches for development cooperation projects

Tourism has particular potential for promoting inclusion and, as a result, contributing to sustainable develop­ment in emerging and developing countries. This manual is intended to provide the encouragement and support needed to take on the challenges and opportunities of developing inclusive tourism. It identifies the most important measures, provides inspiring examples and gives guidelines for systematic implementation.
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit [GIZ]
Diversity & Inclusion
Tourism Development
92 pages

Inclusive & Accessible Travel Guidelines

A number of issue areas within accessible travel were considered when compiling these guidelines namely, developing a system for inclusivity and accessibility; offering accessible travel products, services and facilities; providing accurate, detailed and comprehensive accessibility information; marketing to people with disabilities actively and effectively; training staff on inclusivity and accessibility and including people with disabilities in operational decisions.
World Travel & Tourism Council
Disability Rights
Diversity & Inclusion
8 pages

Indicator Design Tool

A People-Centered Approach to Measuring the Progress and Effectiveness Of Human Rights Initiatives and Programs

The Indicator Design Tool is a resource that can be used by business practitioners –and other stakeholders, to develop targets and indicators focused on better outcomes for people. The Tool can help users learn about what is working and why in order to make evidence-based decisions on how to allocate resources, adjust programs and ultimately, deliver improved outcomes for workers, consumers and communities.
Shift
Human Rights Risk Assessment [HRRA]
Human Rights Policy
45 pages