Guiding principles and gender diversity:

"Women's leadership and barriers to the promotion of gender diversity"

The work of the United Nations in the field of enterprise and human rights goes back to the years 70, but it takes force in the decade of the 90 of the twentieth century, with the initiative led by the Subcommittee on Human Rights. After two decades of work under the auspices of the Secretary-General and his Special Representative, the Human Rights Council approved and granted legitimacy to the guiding principles thus elaborated. These principles are now recognised by the European Union and the Kingdom of Spain, in particular through the adoption last August of the national Plan of action to implement the Guiding principles of the United Nations on business and human rights. Faced with this entry into force last August, in November "Brussels situates (BA) Spain at the head of inequality in the European Union:" We will have to wait 70 years for men and women to receive equal pay for the same work "(The World , November 2, 2017). This headline and other similar ones are just one example of potential violations within human rights companies, which they may have in the medium term, very negative impacts on their interests in a highly globalized world and the talent Different is becoming more and more necessary. In the spirit of overcoming this reality of our country, the action Plan includes in its justification, which contributes to strengthen the competitive advantage of Spanish companies in the global market and offers the optimal framework for developing business operations, Preventing and mitigating human rights-based risks and strengthening their capacities in this respect. The Plan aims to support companies that have integrated the guiding Principles into their business strategy and raise awareness of those that have not yet completed that process.

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