Resource Center

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

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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 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

Mandatory Covid Vaccines and Human Rights

What’s Expected of Your Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a complex human rights situation – how to protect the human rights to health and life while not disproportionately infringing on other human rights, such as the rights to work, move freely and assemble. As the pandemic continues to intensify, several Australian businesses are considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for employees.
Pillar Two
COVID-19
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
1 pages

Modern slavery SME Toolkit

A practical guide for SMEs on how to mitigate the risk of modern slavery in their operations

This summary document provides an overview of the risks and opportunities for SMEs and signposts to tools and activities SMEs can use in addressing modern slavery risk within their business. It is meant to be read alongside the Modern Slavery SME Toolkit which provides more detailed guidance and associated tools allowing users to follow a logical order in identifying the risk and progressively moving through mitigation steps.
Shiva Foundation
STOP THE TRAFFIK
Modern Slavery
Labour Rights
Risk Assessment
Due Diligence
16 pages

Nine Business Practices for Improving Safety and Health Through Supply Chains and Building a Culture of Prevention and Protection

The International Labour Organization and the United Nations Global Compact have identified nine business practices to improve safety and health through supply chains and create a culture of prevention and protection.
UN Global Compact
Supply Chain
Human Rights Policy
Labour Rights
21 pages

Off the hook? How business lobbies against liability for human rights and environmental abuses

Corporate lobbyists are fighting a proposed EU law that seeks to hold companies accountable for human rights abuses and environmental destruction. While some employ outright hostility and are clear that they don’t want the law in the first place, more insidious are those companies that while appearing cooperative, seek to fatally fatally weaken the rules.weaken the rules.
Friends of the Earth Europe
European Coalition for Corporate Justice [ECCJ]
Corporate Europe Observatory
Supply Chain
Due Diligence
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
Environment
23 pages

Preventing Human Trafficking

An Action Framework for the Travel & Tourism Sector

Given the importance of this issue and the dedication of many World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Member organisations to end human trafficking, WTTC formed a Human Trafficking Taskforce which was launched at the Global Summit in Seville, Spain4 To help eradicate human trafficking, the Taskforce developed an action framework which focuses on raising awareness, education and training, advocacy, and support.
World Travel & Tourism Council
Human Trafficking
Sexual Exploitation/Sexual Harassment
Modern Slavery
19 pages

Preventing Illegal Wildlife Trade

Guidelines for the Travel & Tourism sector on the integration of the WTTC Declaration on Illegal Wildlife Trade and Zero Tolerance Policy

This document seeks to provide the Travel & Tourism sector with additional guidance on how to best address IWT. It not only aims to help interpret the 12 Commitments of the WTTC Buenos Aires Declaration and the related IWT Zero Tolerance Policy, but also to demonstrate how it applies to the different business types within the sector. Specifically: what to look for, what to avoid, and how to engage customers and supplier.
World Travel & Tourism Council
Environment
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
22 pages

RC_194_Sustainable Tourism: A Tool to Promote Sustainable Local Development in Thailand

The objective of this study is to examine the role of sustainable tourism in sustainable local development in Thailand. For this purpose, the relationship between sustainable tourism, economic activity, cultural promotion, community welfare and sustainable local development was examined. Primary data were collected to examine the relationship between variables. A questionnaire survey was used for data collection.
International Journal of Crime
Law and Social Issues
Sustainability
Tourism Development
Community Impact
13 pages

Reporting under the UK Modern Slavery Act

A factsheet for the hospitality industry

This factsheet has been compiled to help hotels respond to the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 Transparency in Supply Chains clause. It may be used as a supplement to the UK Home Office guidance –Transparency in the Supply Chain: a Practical Guide–issued in October 2015.
Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
Modern Slavery
Human Trafficking
Hospitality
COVID-19
Supply Chain
UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights [UNGPs]
National Action Plan
14 pages

Rethinking Single Use Plastic Products in Travel & Tourism

Impacts, Management Practices and Recommendations

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) undertook research to better understand Travel & Tourism’s specific contribution to SUPPs and how sector actors can and are decreasing Travel & Tourism’s environmental impact caused by SUPPs. This report highlights some of the key challenges that still need to be addressed to contribute to a more sustainable future, including the impact of COVID-19 prevention measures on sustainability goals.
United Nations [UN]
Sustainability
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
COVID-19
Environment
48 pages

Science-Based Target Setting for the Aviation Sector

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) helps companies understand how much and how fast they have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by to align with the goals of the Paris agreement - to limit warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C. This document provides guidance on how airlines and users of aviation services should set targets aligned with a well-below 2°C ambition (the goal of the Paris agreement).
WWF
Environment
Climate Change
36 pages

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2021

Demanding justice beyond rhetoric

This Spotlight Report describes the highly uneven socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and analyses the policy responses to it. It explores beyond the rhetoric, highlighting deepening inequalities, self-serving and hypocritical policies and governance failures at national and international level. Addressing the imbalance in global vaccine production and distribution, the report also examines a few key areas where political and structural changes are necessary to correct the limited and a
Global Policy Forum
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
COVID-19
Sustainability
Crisis Management
96 pages

Stepping up: Protecting collective land rights through corporate due diligence

A guide for global businesses, investors and policy makers

This Guide provides resources, recommended steps, and practical tools for the conduct of effective human rights due diligence by downstream and investor companies in order to meet corporate responsibilities to uphold and protect indigenous peoples’ rights, particularly collective land and associated rights.
Forest Peoples Program
Human Rights Policy
Due Diligence
Supply Chain
Indigenous Peoples / Minorities Rights
Land Rights
105 pages

Sustainable Recovery

Building on Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Lab Report

The Sustainable Recovery Lab was organised in conjunction with the 3rd intersessional meeting of the Human Rights Council, focusing on Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Recovery Lab, which took place on 14th January 2021, discussed how to operationalise this blueprint for Sustainable Recovery.
Danish Institute for Human Rights [DIHR]
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
Due Diligence
Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]
Sustainability
17 pages

Sustainable Tourism Implementation

A Framework and Toolkit to support national approaches

This handbook is for European National Tourism Organisations (NTOs), to support efforts to develop national approaches that advance sustainable tourism. It is intended as a practical document to aid implementation, for all European nationals regardless of where they are on their sustainability journey. It is intended to support both those NTOs considering a national certification scheme, and those who are not, to advance national efforts to improve sustainability outcomes.
European Travel Commission [ETC]
Sustainability
Tourism Development
Tourism Stakeholder
Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]
53 pages

The Belvera B2B travel sustainability report 2021

Sustainability reporting in B2B travel’s top 350 companies globally

Welcome to the Belvera B2B travel sustainability report 2021. Just like many reports that have come before it, this one shows that yes our particular sector – the B2B travel sector – is performing woefully when it comes to embracing sustainability. Therefore we hope this report and its recommendations drives your B2B travel company to up its sustainability game, something our grandchildren will benefit from whether right now you are a leader or a laggard.
Belvera Partners
Sustainability
Tourism Stakeholder
Business Travel
28 pages

The climate crisis is a child rights crisis

Introducing the children´s climate risk index

This report provides the first comprehensive view of children’s exposure and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change through the Children’s Climate Risk Index (CCRI). While the outlook is very concerning, there is room for action and optimism.
UNICEF
Climate Change
Children's Rights
Risk Assessment
128 pages

The Future of Nature-Based Tourism

Impacts of COVID-19 and paths to sustainability

This report examines the impacts of COVID-19 on nature-based tourism – tourism that uses natural resources in a wild or undeveloped form for the purpose of enjoying undeveloped natural areas or wildlife. This includes both non-consumptive and consumptive tourism, including hunting. It also explores the recovery strategies for reopening safely and reestablishing a sustainable and resilient tourism sector.
Luc Hoffmann Institute
Environment
COVID-19
Tourism Stakeholder
Sustainability
53 pages

The world’s worst countries for workers Executive Summary

The 2021 Global Rights Index documents a shameful roll call of governments and companies who have pursued an anti-union agenda in the face of workers who have stood on the front line providing essential work to keep economies and communities functioning.
International Trade Union Confederation [ITUC]
COVID-19
Labour Rights
Modern Slavery
62 pages