No action can be contemplated until adequate research and study has been carried out to ascertain the parameters and likely repercussions. Much research has already been carried out in respect to human rights, at both national and international levels, and the results of numerous valuable studies published, not least the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. However, technical advancements open up new areas of study, while geopolitical and economic factors can lead to pressures in putting existing principles into practice.

As such, further research and monitoring will be required (particularly, but not exclusively, in respect to matters relating to business enterprises and the three pillars of the Guiding Principles), and the Foundation will continue to:

  1. Conduct research and studies on social conditions and issues in order to contribute to the respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights globally and in accordance with the three pillars of the Guiding Principles.
  2. Conduct and/or participate in monitoring and evaluation of various social conditions and issues and questions in regard to human rights in order to contribute to the improvement of public policies regarding respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights, at both the local and national levels, as well as regionally and internationally.
  3. Provide accurate and timely information about research results, various social conditions and issues, and questions concerning human rights in UN member states.
    Provide research, training and technical assistance, and expertise on the conduct of studies and evaluations on human rights for interested parties.