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  • Action point 1.5 (p. 11):

 “Each entity part of the Working Group, according to their operational plan, will define their training plan on this matter and will encourage the learning management in order to guarantee the continuation of the execution of the actions of this Plan. The inter-institutional training processes will be promoted for a better understanding of this matter in its various aspects; thus, the national entities will manage, together with their peers in other countries with the Colombia based embassies, the relevant tools as may be required. This action will begin upon the formalization of the Working Group and during the implementation of this Plan, responding to gradual and progress principles.”

  • Action point 1.6 (p. 11):

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will disseminate and promote this plan internationally through its Diplomatic Missions, Permanent Representation Offices and Consular Sections.”

  • Action point 1.7 (p.11):

 “The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, through its offices and agencies charged with business internationalization, will promote respect for human rights in the business activities, providing support regarding the contents of this Plan.”

  • Action point 1.11 (p. 12):

 “The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will join forces to provide the enterprises and Embassies in Colombia with better knowledge of the stipulations of this Plan.”

  • Action point 2.3 (p. 13):

 “The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism will emphasize the inclusion, in the business negotiations with other States, of clauses or criteria on human rights; this will be considered in the negotiation of future agreements, review of current agreements, and/or unilateral or joint statements with the business partners.”

  • Action point 2.5 (p. 13):

 “The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and its entities (PROCOLOMBIA) will work to make the Colombian enterprises observe the human rights standards and will strive for incentives in the international market.”

  • Action point 5.6 (p. 17):

 “The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism will promote the business efforts to adjust their policies to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, for which purposes it will assess, within six month from the execution of this Plan, its strategy to disseminate the Guidelines so as to make them widely known.”

  • Action point 8.5 (p. 21):

 “The Council to the President for Human Rights will coordinate an annual international event with the international community, where business enterprises with the largest progress might show and share their challenges and issues.”

  • Action point 8.6 (p. 21):

 “The Council to the President for Human Rights, jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, will facilitate international exchange among business enterprises for better practices in the implementation of human rights in the business activity.”

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