Luxembourg – Development finance institutions

Part II: Specific objectives of the National Action Plan 2020-2022

1. The state duty to protect human rights


1.8 Promotion of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in international fora and in international relations, including international economic relations and relations with Luxembourg’s cooperation partner countries



Luxembourg supports initiatives at European and international level to ensure that human rights are respected in companies.

During the first phase of implementation of NAP 1, useful contacts were made with the representatives of the Ministry of Economy and the MAEE (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs) which are competent in the field. The aim is to build on this initial exchange and to develop more concrete actions.


Objectively verifiable indicators ×        Benchmark: NAP 1
Verification sources ×        NAP 1 Implementation Report

×        Follow-up in the Working Group on Business and Human Rights [GT « Entreprises et droits de l’Homme »]

Expected results ×    Definition of appropriate language elements

×    Adaptation of the National Pact for Luxembourg companies to the relations of the Cooperation with economic actors of the private sector in the framework of projects and programmes in the partner countries

×    Reminder of the importance of ratifying international conventions, in particular those of the ILO (Convention 138 on minimum age; Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labour)

Implementation timeline Duration of NAP 2
Means of implementation ×      MAEE (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs), Directorate for European Affairs and International Economic Relations

×      MAEE (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs), Directorate for Cooperation

×      Ministry of Economy

×      LuxDev (Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation)

The 2020-22 NAP states the second edition of the National Action Plan complements the first NAP. Additional information about the first NAP can be found here.