A/HRC/50/56 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 21 April 2022 Original: English Human Rights Council Fiftieth session 13 June–8 July 2022 Agenda items 2 and 3 Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development The practical application of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to the activities of technology companies Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Summary The present report is submitted pursuant to resolution 47/23 of the Human Rights Council, in which the Council requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to prepare a report on the practical application of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to the activities of technology companies, and to present it to the Council at its fiftieth session. The report has been informed by deliberations from a two-day expert consultation, also mandated by resolution 47/23, as well as by submissions received from States and other stakeholders, and other relevant processes and initiatives, in particular the OHCHR B-Tech Project. The report is complemented by an addendum,1 which provides details of the expert consultation held on 7 and 8 March 2022. 1 A/HRC/50/56/Add.1. GE.22-05881(E)

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