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Former UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie announces his plans following end of his UN mandate

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20 July 2011

John Ruggie to become new Chair of IHRB's International Advisory Board

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) is pleased to announce that Professor John Ruggie of Harvard University, who recently completed his term as the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, will become the new Chair of IHRB's International Advisory Board in January 2012.

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18 July 2011

[PDF] UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, John Ruggie: Post-Mandate Plans

Author: Professor John Ruggie, Harvard Kennedy School

On June 16, 2011 the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed the Guiding Principles (GPs) for business and human rights developed by Professor John Ruggie...With attention now shifted to the implementation phase, Professor Ruggie will stay actively engaged in the...business and human rights agenda. He...plans to:
• Chair the Board of a non-profit being established by members of his UN team...a collaborative learning project with the purpose of building and disseminating practical understanding of how business and governments can implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights;
• ...chair the International Advisory Board of the Institute for Human Rights and Business...
• Chair the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on business and human rights...
• Write a book on business and human rights as seen through the lens of his mandate.

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