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Council holds Panel discussion on the Role of the United Nations in Advancing the Business and Human Rights Agenda

The Human Rights Council...held a panel discussion on the role of the United Nations system in advancing the business and human rights agenda through embedding the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the post-2015 framework and related United Nations strategies, policies, and processes...The panellists were Ursula Wynhoven...[UN] Global Compact; Kristin Hetle,...[UN] Women; Shireen Said...[UNDP]; Leila Pakkala...[UNICEF]; and Elisabeth Tuerk...[UNCTAD]...[S]peakers all agreed that...[t]he [UN] system had a vital role to play in raising awareness and capacity building, and building a framework within which business could work toward the better protection of human rights in the workplace; some States added that the pursuit of a human rights agenda should be seen as part of economic sustainability in which business naturally had a stake...[Includes statements by panellists] [Refers to IKEA]