The B-Tech Project provides authoritative guidance and resources for implementing the
United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights (UNGPs) in the technology space. In 2019, UN Human Rights launched the project after consultations with civil society, business, States, and other experts about the scope of the B-Tech Project.
The B-Tech project is structured along four strategic focus areas:
- Focus Area 1: Addressing Human Rights Risks in Business Models
- Focus Area 2: Human Rights Due Diligence and End-Use
- Focus Area 3: Accountability and Remedy
- Focus Area 4: “A Smart Mix of Measures”: Exploring regulatory and policy responses to human rights challenges linked to digital technologies
Adding to this, the project also explores the responsibilities of investors in the technology space, as a cross-cutting theme.
As part of on-going consultation with key stakeholders, the B-Tech Project has published
foundational papers. These papers are written for leaders from across the technology sector, investor community, civil society, and government seeking to understand the key features of the UNGPs. The series is being released to frame discussions among diverse stakeholders as part of a global process to produce guidance, tools and practical recommendations to advance implementation of the UNGPs in the technology sector.
Community of Practice
Event, meetings, etc.
This section includes certain events and other types of meetings related to the B-Tech Project and in which OHCHR took part or is planning to take part, and which can be made public. If you would like to notify the B-Tech Project team of, or invite us to, relevant events, or propose organizing an event with us, please contact
For any questions or comments or further information regarding the B-tech project, please contact
Subscribe to our newsletter.
UN Human Rights B-Tech: Panel discussion on Human Rights risks in tech business models