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16 Jan 2017

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2017: Businesses need to use their influence to stand up for human rights


Years of building pressure in many parts of the world, at least since the global financial crisis, crystallised into dramatic political results during 2016 as public disaffection with the status quo gained traction. At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017, (17-20 Jan), businesses need to take a clear, unequivocal stance that they will not only prevent and mitigate human rights abuses in their operations, but that they will not tolerate links to human rights abuses anywhere in their supply chains and that they will use their considerable influence to stand up for human rights and prevent rights violations in wider society. 

To follow what's happening at WEF 2017, live feed from the Forum is available here and the program of the Open Forum 2017 can be accessed here.