Uganda passes the 5-year National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP) becoming the 1st African country to do so.
The journey for the NAP development in Uganda started during the 2nd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) review cycle November 2016, when a recommendation to the Government of Uganda to adopt a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights was made and accepted. Since then, the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (Government Agency mandated to oversee the development of the NAP) has been engaging different stakeholders on the development process.
The NAP prioritizes eight areas of focus which include; Land and Natural Resources; Environment; Labour rights; Revenue transparency, Tax exemptions and corruption; Social service delivery by private actors; Consumer protection; Access to remedy; and Women, vulnerable and marginalized groups.
Through the NAP, Government has been able to articulate key priorities and actions that it will adopt to support the implementation of international, regional, or national obligations and commitments.
This milestone is a major move for the Government of Uganda on its mission to enhance inclusive growth and responsible investments in country.

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