abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapeline, chart, up, arrow, graphlocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewArtboard 185profilerefreshnewssearchsecurityPathStock downStock steadyStock uptagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb
Article

UN Forum on Business & Human Rights - Final thoughts

[Note: This piece was also published as part of the UN Forum blog series here.]

Over the course of three days, diverse panels offered a wide range of views on the key theme of the 2017 Forum:  remediation. Discussions centered on methods to establish effective access to remedy, identify existing gaps, and focus attention on critical areas. 

Private sector participants exhibited a willingness to engage not simply on issues and initiatives at a high-level but on real-life issues encountered, companies’ responses, and lessons learned... This reflects a broader trend towards more expansive corporate human rights disclosures, which has been inspired, at least in part, by increasing legal reporting requirements...

Attention also focused on new and anticipated National Action Plans (NAPs) on Business and Human Rights that help countries to satisfy their responsibility to protect against human rights abuses within their territories and/or jurisdictions by third parties, including businesses.

Day Three Recap...

Alternative dispute resolution and human rights...

OECD National Contact Point procedures...

Extractives sector grievance mechanisms...

Financial sector and modern slavery risk...

Investment-related human rights violations...

Story Timeline