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The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre examines how human rights-based approaches can be brought to bear on the operations of international corporations and businesses, particularly with regard to environmental, social, and health-related impacts. As international companies can be the drivers of advances in science and technology, the centre aims to encourage companies to respect human rights by providing relevant information and facilitating constructive discussion.
The website provides resources including guidance on human rights grouped by country, issue and sector; information on principles and standards; and useful tools for monitoring performance. It publishes news and weekly alerts on human rights issues related to business.
Knowledge for Development is a web-based source of information on science and technology for agriculture and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. It promotes collaboration between agricultural research and development scientists and technologists in ACP countries, and facilitates dialogue between ACP and European communities with the aim of strengthening policy formulation on science and technology issues.
This website contains a number of useful documents on biofuels and biotechnology in ACP countries.
The Science Diplomacy Monitor, an initiative of the US-based Center on Public Diplomacy links to news, commentary and videos about science diplomacy from around the world that are published in mainstream media and on academic websites.
The African Union Biosafety Project — a joint initiative of the African Union and the German Development Corporation — aims to help African countries meet their obligations under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and promotes adopting the African Model Law on Safety in Biotechnology as a common framework for biosafety regulation in Africa.
The project publishes basic information on its aims, objectives and management as well as documentation about its activities and meetings. It provides copies of the Model Law in four major languages and links to related websites.
UNESCO's Global Ethics Observatory is an extensive database of ethics experts, institutions, teaching programmes, legislation, codes of conduct and resources relevant to ethical and human rights-based approaches to science and technology issues, including global environmental change and bioethics. These resources are intended to support member states' ethics-related activities. The website provides access to the network of databases which are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. It also provides information about data collection methods, other publications and support activities available for member states, and regional information centres.
The UIS, a branch of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), collects and circulates policy-relevant science statistics from more than 200 UN-member countries and territories. It aims to develop a database of indicators including gender disparities in various science disciplines. The website provides access to country profiles and data that can be searched by theme such as education, literacy, science and technology. Current surveys, key documents, factsheets on policy issues, questionnaires, reports and other publications are made available.
WaterWiki is an interactive knowledge exchange and collaboration platform for the global water community, which aims to connect professionals to knowledge in the context of the UN system. It provides an online platform for sharing experience and lessons learned, with the overall aim of improving coordination and inter-agency cooperation in the water sector.
The website publishes reports, video, case studies from around the world, as well as links to useful organisations. Users can add new content and edit existing content in real-time.