Promoting Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean


The Responsible business conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean project, implemented together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), aims to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the region by supporting responsible business conduct practices in line with international instruments. It is the first time these three organisations join forces with the support of the European Union to promote responsible business conduct within the framework of a joint regional project.


The four year project (2019-2022) is carried out in partnership with Chile and Mexico, both OECD members, as well  as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica and Peru, which have all adhered to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and have set up a National Contact Point for RBC, and two partner economies, namely Ecuador and Panama.


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Call for proposals

RBCLAC Fund for the Promotion of Responsible Business Conduct

This Fund provides funding opportunities to initiatives that contribute to the promotion and implementation of responsible business conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Proposals can be submitted until midnight 22 December 2020 (Brussels time zone). 
To register and submit your proposal, please visit the RBCLAC Fund’s website.



Upcoming virtual events in 2020
  • Launch of the Spanish translations of the OECD Guidance on Responsible Business Conduct for Institutional Investors and OECD Due Diligence for Responsible Corporate Lending and Securities Underwriting, 26 November. This event will be delivered in collaboration with the UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Registration (EnglishEspañol)
  • Workshop on Due Diligence with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Panama, 17 November
  • 9th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, 16-18 November. A session called "Regional trends and dialogue: Latin America and the Caribbean" is organised on 18 November by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, in collaboration with the European Union, OECD and ILO in the context of the RBCLAC project. Concept note of the session.

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Froukje Boele | Project Manager

Germán Zarama | Regional Focal Point


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This project is implemented in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the European Union (EU).




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