“Building Back Better” Business, Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Climate Emergency in the Pacific 2021



Business, Human Rights, the SDGs and the Climate Emergency in the Pacific are the focus of this online human rights capacity building program. As COVID-19 continues to have devastating economic impacts upon island nations in the Pacific, there is a key focus upon inclusive development and ‘building back better’ in the region so affected by the climate emergency. The course emphasises the role of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in helping Pacific governments, their development partners, business and civil society to build back better. Similarly, the course draws upon the frameworks of the SDGS and the mandates of the Paris Agreement to provide stakeholders with guidance. The course is part of a wider sub-regional strategy of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights and continues a collaboration between DTP, OHCHRPIANGOBHRRC and CCF

“It was great! The combination of applied and theory is so important! When you're trying to research these areas yourself its so hard to link up the dots. Please never underestimate the importance of clearly explaining even the basics.” – Business, Human Rights, the SDGs and the Climate Emergency in the Pacific, 2021 participant


The program was delivered online over a period of 4 weeks (2 sessions per week) in August 2021.


Media Release

Course Overview

Session Outlines

Trainer Bios

Course Resources

Summary Report

Final Report