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UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights - Events

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
- Events

 

See also events organised by & related to the UN Working Group on business & human rights [scroll down to "5. Events"]
Upcoming events are in bold.

 

2013

 

"Business and Human Rights Workshop - Putting the Ruggie-Framework and the Guiding Principles into Practice", CSR Europe - Berlin, 15 Apr

 

"Empresas e Direitos Humanos: como colocar os princípios da ONU em prática?", Conectas - São Paolo, 26 de março

 

"Implementing UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights. Opportunities, Challenges and National Action Plan", Institut Allerhanda - Warsaw, 25 Jan

 

2012

 

[français] "Devoir des états - Responsabilité des multinationales: Prévenir et remédier aux violations des droits humains et de l'environnement", Forum Citoyen pour la RSE et Collectif Etique sur l'Etiquette - Paris, 13 décembre 2012

 

 

 

"UN Forum on Business and Human Rights", organised by UN Working Group on business & human rights - Geneva, 4-5 Dec 2012
   - Invitation to register [PDF], 31 Aug 2012, and further information for all participants on how to register - deadline 1 Nov
   - [español] Invitación para registrarse al primer Foro sobre las empresas y los derechos humanos, Ginebra, 4-5 de diciembre - fecha límite para registrarse: 1 de noviembre
   - [francais] Invitation à s'inscrire pour participer au premier Forum de l'ONU sur les entreprises et les droits de l'homme, Genève 4-5 déc. - date limite d'inscription: 1 nov.
   - Practical information for all participants

 

"Research workshop on Business and Human Rights - 500 days after Ruggie: Achievements, challenges and opportunities in Business and Human Rights", London School of Economics & Political Science - call for papers on topics including: "Strengths and weaknesses of the Guiding Principles", "Achievements, challenges and opportunities in the implementation of the Guiding Principles" - 23 Nov 2012

 

"Child rights and the business sector: Urging states and private companies to meet their obligations", Intl. Institute for the Rights of the Child - with session on "United Nations Framework" & Guiding Principles with Michael Addo, Member of UN Working Group on business & human rights - Bramois, Switzerland, 14-17 Oct 2012

 

"Regional Training Workshop on Business and Human Rights" for NGOs from resource-rich African countries, Global Rights - London, 8-11 Oct 2012
    [francais] "Global Rights: Partners for Justice organise un atelier régional au sujet des entreprises et des droits de l’homme" pour les ONG provenant de pays africains riches en ressources naturelles - Londres, 9-11 oct 2012

 

"Implementation Workshop [for companies] on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", US State Department - Washington DC, 30 Apr 2012

 

"Public Seminar: Business & Human Rights", La Trobe Univ. - Melbourne, Australia, 29 Mar 2012

 

"Business and Human Rights seminar", Clifford Chance - Washington D.C., 27 Mar 2012; New York, 28 Mar 2012

 

"Business & Human Rights Workshop: Introduction to the UN Guiding Principles", UN Association of Australia, Victoria Division - Melbourne, 29 Mar 2012

 

"Intl. Conference on The 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework: Charting a Future or Taking the Wrong Turn for Business and Human Rights?", School of Law, City Univ. of Hong Kong; So. African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and Intl. Law (SAIFAC) - Johannesburg, 23-24 Jan 2012

 

 
2011

 

“The U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Analysis and Implementation”, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Univ. - Durham, NC, USA, 12-13 Dec 2011

"Conference on implementation of Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", George Washington Univ., UN Global Compact US Network, US Institute of Peace - Washington DC, 8-9 Dec 2011

 

"Business and Human Rights Framework: The Australian Response", Corporate Accountability Research - Melbourne, 28 Nov
Speakers include: Vanessa Zimmerman, Former Legal Adviser to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Business and Human Rights; John Kitchen, Department of Treasury; Peter Colley, CFMEU Mining
     - Report from workshop

 

"Rights and Accountability: The Way Ahead for Business and Human Rights", Friedrich Ebert Stiftung - Berlin, 21-22 Nov 2011

 

"Understanding and Implementing the Respect Pillar of Ruggie’s Framework for Business and Human Rights", CBSR (Canadian Business for Social Responsibility) 9th Annual Summit - Toronto, Canada, 26 Oct 2011
[Participants: Frank McShane, Talisman Energy; Glen McPherson, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT); Leah Winsor, Canadian Human Rights Commission]

 

"Empresas y derechos humanos - situación actual y perspectivas de futuro", Red Española del Pacto Mundial de Naciones Unidas, Fundación Carolina, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación - Madrid, 18 octubre 2011 (“Business & human rights – current situation and future perspectives”, Spanish Network of Global Compact, Carolina Foundation, Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry)
[Ponentes incluyen: D. Juan de la Mota, Red Española del Pacto Mundial; Gerald Pachoud, Consejero del Representante Especial para Empresas y Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas; María Prandi, Programa de Empresa y Derechos Humanos de la Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Arantza Hernanz, Repsol YPF]

 

"Looking Ahead: Business and Human Rights - Challenges and Opportunities for the Coming Decade", Georgetown Univ. Law Center - Washington DC, 18 Oct 2011
Speakers: Scott Busby, US State Dept.; Ed Potter, Coca-Cola; Christine Bader, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke Univ., former Senior Advisor to UN Special Representative John Ruggie. Moderated by Meg Roggensack, Human Rights First; Eric Biel, Burson-Marsteller

 

"Regional conference on business and human rights", Asia Pacific Forum - Seoul, So. Korea, 11-13 Oct 2011

 

[video] "Yahoo! and YouTube: Balancing Human Rights and Business", Rachel Davis, team of UN Special Representative John Ruggie; Susan Morgan, Global Network Initiative; Ebele Okobi-Harris, Yahoo!; Abbi Tatton, YouTube (part of Google), Carnegie Council workshop - New York, 5 Oct 2011

 

"Business and Human Rights: Accountability and Expectations", Australian Human Rights Centre - Sydney, 28 Sep 2011

 

"Business and Human Rights: Implementing the UN Guiding Principles", British Institute of International and Comparative Law - London, 15-16 Sep 2011

 

"The United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects", talk by former UN Special Representative John Ruggie, at Centre for Intl. Policy Studies & Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa - Ottawa, Canada, 15 Sep 2011

 

"Summary of Panel Discussion: 'The Ruggie Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: What Do They Mean for Lawyers?'”, Law Society [UK] - London, 5 Jul 2011

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