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[PDF] Opening statement by Pavel Sulyandziga, Chairperson of the UN Working Group on business and human rights - First Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights for Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Pavel Sulyandziga, UN Working Group on business & human rights, Published on: 28 August 2013

This unique forum constitutes the first time that such a large and diverse gathering of stakeholders with different experiences and perspectives in this field have been convened to openly discuss how to move forward on implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and in addressing business-related human rights impacts at the regional level in any region of the world...The Regional Forum has been designed to promote the dissemination and implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the world’s authoritative standard for managing the risk of negative human rights impacts linked to business activity...The outcomes of the discussions focused on the Latin America and Caribbean region will in turn feed into the next annual global UN forum to be held again in Geneva on 2-4 December this year as well as the broader work of the Working Group to promote wide and effective implementation of the Guiding Principles in all regions of the world...

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