|Posted by Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation on July 16, 2017 at 7:00 AM|
The Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRICE) hosted the presentation and public signature of the United Nations Open Letter to Academic Institutions: Educate Future Managers and Leaders on Business and Human Rights.
The ceremony has taken place on July 14, 2017 and the letter was publicly signed by The IRICE President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
This letter was drafted jointly by the UN Global Compact Office and the Secretariat of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and was addressed for public endorsement by world leaders.
We must underline that Romania by the relentless efforts of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has become an educational leader at world level by placing at the fore an educational system directed towards the full implementation of Sustainable Development Goals.
The United Nations letter calls on educational system to be built around three major pillars:
1) understand the relevance of international human rights standards for business;
2) are familiar with the Principles of the UN Global Compact and the corporate responsibility to respect human rights as detailed in the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework for Business and Human Rights (2008 and elaborated in the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights(2011); and
3) have been exposed to best practices for managing the human rights impacts of business.
The full text of UN Letter to Academic Institutions Educate Future Managers and Leaders on Business and Human Rights can be accessed here: