UN Forum on Business and Human Rights 2012: Programme of events & side events

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (Geneva, 3-5 Dec 2012)
Programme of events & side events

 
Final programme of events & side events [PDF] (updated 3 Dec) - includes updated logistical information

For additional information on the Forum including preparatory materials & practical information, click here.

Additional information on specific sessions

5 Dec, 10-11:30am: Panel for “Challenges in Implementation” civil society breakout session - facilitators: Mariëtte van Huijstee, SOMO & Christopher Avery, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre; panellists: Juana Kweitel, Conectas Human Rights; Sergey Solyanik, Crude Accountability; Debbie Stothard, Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma; Wellington Chibebe, Intl. Trade Union Confederation

Side events

3 Dec, 1-3pm: How to promote the Guiding Principles in divided environments? The perspectives of affected stakeholders - Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations (CAOI), Council of Peoples of the Western highlands of Guatemala (CPO) & others

¿Cómo promover los Principios Rectores sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos en ambientes divididos? Las perspectivas de los actores afectados

3 Dec, 1-3pm: IPIECA and ICMM host session at UN Business and Human Rights Forum

3 Dec, 3:30-5:30pm: Side Event on the Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Implementing the United Nations Framework and Guiding Principles - International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions - Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Francophone Association of NHRIs (AFCNDH)

4 Dec, 8-8:45am: Launch of publication on trade union rights and the Guiding Principles [DOC] - Intl. Trade Union Confederation, IndustriALL Global Union, Clean Clothes Campaign 

5 Dec, 8-9:30am: Impact and remedy of mining on Latin American Indigenous Women [PDF] - Indigenous Peoples' Center for Documentation, Research and Information (doCip)

5 Dec, 8-9:45am: Report Launch: The "State of Play" of the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights in Business Relationships - Institute for Human Rights and Business, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

5 Dec, 8-9:45am: The Gender Dimension of Business and Human Rights: Introducing the Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business [DOC] - UN Global Compact, UN WOMEN

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