Peru's Justice Min: It is possible to work in favor of inclusive, sustainable society

Photo: ANDINA/Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Peru

17:04 | Lima, Feb. 23.

Despite the situation faced by Peru and the rest of the world —to control the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic— there are signs of hope and very clear signs that it is possible to work in favor of an inclusive and sustainable society, Justice and Human Rights Minister Eduardo Vega affirmed on Tuesday.

The high-ranking official referred to the efforts made by the private sector to improve its due diligence mechanisms in the field of human rights, as well as to work with the State, civil society organizations, indigenous peoples and unions, in the preparation of the first National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights in Peru.

"We are convinced that an action plan, in terms of business and human rights, can contribute to the sustainable development of the country, and the construction of a more egalitarian, more inclusive country in which people can fully exercise our rights," he commented.

The head of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights said that —in almost two years— more than 130 private institutions exchange points of view and establish collaborative links with the aim of consolidating a public policy of Responsible Business Conduct —based on incorporating international standards, such as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
He also lamented that systematic corruption continues to act in the country in the midst of the pandemic, causing too much harm to individuals, families, trust in the authorities and the governance of the country.

Remarks were made during the inauguration of The Roundtable on Sustainable Development Goal #16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).

The event was organized by Peru Sostenible (Sustainable Peru), the United Nations System in Peru, and Peru 2021.

It was held via the Zoom platform and broadcast on social media.


Published: 2/23/2021
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