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. 

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

Cost of Living, Living Wages, and Minimum Wages in EU-27 countries

In the last decade the concept of living wage has received renewed international attention. This report describes the calculation of living wage in the EU-27 countries. It sheds light on the debates in the subject and consists of 27 case studies.
Guzi M.
Labour Rights
38 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

Eliminating Child Labour

Recommendations for Business Action

Global progress to end child labour has stalled for the first time in 20 years. This briefing paper outlines the ways companies impact children’s rights and the actions businesses can take to help eliminate child labour. Deriving insights from the cobalt mining and cocoa industries, it provides key takeways and recommendations for companies that can be adapted as necessary to align with the specific requirements of individual companies.
Löning Human Rights & Responsible Business
Children's Rights
Due Diligence
9 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

Enforcement of Mandatory Due Diligence

Key Design Considerations for Administrative Supervision

In the context of the debate around mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence, Shift and the OHCHR worked together to explore how administrative supervision can complement civil liability for harms in the effective enforcement of due diligence requirements, and suggest practical guidance for policymakers to avoid pitfalls in other areas of corporate regulation.
Shift
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights [OHCHR]
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
30 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

Key developments in mandatory human rights due diligence and supply chain law

Considerations for employers

An important focus in the discussions on business and human rights is on mandatory human rights due diligence. This paper aims to support the meaningful engagement of the business community in these discussions, by clarifying what the UNGPs say on due diligence; setting out the recent legislative and judicial developments; enumerating the expectations and recommendations of stakeholders and the UN; and highlighting the critical points for business to know and consider.
IOE
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Due Diligence
Supply Chain
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
36 pages

Lessons Learned Report

Advancing Inclusive SDG Data

This report captures some of the learnings generated through the process. We hope that you, dear reader, find useful insights and ideas, and that other countries can learn from this experience for the future.
Danish Institute for Human Rights [DIHR]
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
45 pages

Making ESG Work

How investors can help improve low-wage labor and ease income inequality

In recent years, individual and institutional investors’ interest in more socially conscious investment strategies has exploded. However, the social dimension of funds has so far been limited and illdefined, which is partly attributable to the vast and varied effects companies have on society. The report provides concrete recommendations for how to get started to asset owners, investment consultants, and asset managers as well as to ESG rating providers and governments.
NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Equality
Labour Rights
32 pages

Making Money Local

Can Protected Areas Deliver Both Economic Benefits and Conservation Objectives?

This report, which focuses on the direct economic benefits of protected areas, is part of a programme, starting in 2003,1 on wider benefits of area-based conservation to human society, including contributions to food and water security, disaster risk reduction, human health, recreational, cultural and spiritual concerns.
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Environment
Sustainability
Community Impact
112 pages