NAP Development Process
The Honduran Government formally announced that Honduras will develop a national action plan on business and human rights (NAP) at the UN Business and Human Rights Forum in Geneva in November 2018.
In 2015 the Honduran Government accepted a UPR recommendation from the Netherlands to:
“Develop a national action plan to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, including specific actions to strengthen the implementation of ILO convention No. 169”
At the UN Business and Human Rights Forum in Geneva in November 2018 the Honduran Government formally announced that Honduras will develop a national action plan on business and human rights (NAP). A detailed roadmap on the process is expected to be published in early 2019. It is expected that a national baseline assessment will be one of the initial steps. The process is being led by the Human Rights Secretariat.
In July 2022, the Vice-Minister for Promotion of the Human Rights Secretariat reinforced the government’s commitment to to develop a new human rights policy and, within that larger plan, specific actions addressing business and human rights. The first Honduran NAP would be drafted within this larger commitment.
There is strong support for a NAP from the private sector. The Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (Cohep), the ILO recognised body representing business, has engaged with the UN and the Honduras Government to highlight businesses’ desire for a NAP.