Transnational corporations should be held to human rights standards - UN expert

The United Nations expert on the right to food today recommended that UN Member States better monitor transnational companies to protect food supplies for the poor and suggested that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) could play a role in this effort.

UN expert calls for fair, rights-based trade policies to ensure right to development

An independent expert for the United Nations Commission on Human Rights stressed today that in the face of rampant globalization, only partnership arrangements based on binding obligations, and fair, rights-based trade policies could ensure that the right to development would become a reality for everyone.