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[DOC] Summary of Proceedings of the Plenary of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights of an Extraordinary Plenary Session

Author: Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights, Published on: 16 September 2011

Participants in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights...gathered in Ottawa, Ontario, for an Extraordinary Plenary Meeting on September 15-16, 2011. During the meeting, the Plenary took a number of key steps...[The] Plenary:
• Adopted a set of Governance Rules for the initiative;...
• Celebrated Switzerland’s admission as a full Participant Government;
• Welcomed two new Participants, Inmet Mining and Partnership Africa Canada;
• Identified host government outreach and in-country implementation as a priority and created a Host Government Outreach Working Group...
In addition, the Plenary heard a report on progress made by Participants on the implementation of the Voluntary Principles in Iraq, as well as a presentation on the Government of Colombia’s efforts to promote the Voluntary Principles.

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