Project Launch: Business & Human Rights – Towards a Decade of Global Implementation

Date & Time: 7 July 2020, 15:00-18:00 CEST; live streamed 

The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights is launching the new project “UNGPs10+/NextdecadeBHR”, to chart a course for a decade of action on business and human rights. This event which marks the official launch of the project is convened by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights and co-hosted by the German Federal Foreign Office.

The event offers a virtual global multi-stakeholder platform to discuss motivations and expectations for “UNGPs10+/NextdecadeBHR”. The agenda of the event brings together acknowledged and committed key agents, partners and stakeholders from all continents. The project will develop an ambitious vision and roadmap for implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) more widely and more broadly in the next ten years – and beyond! The event and the project also aim at connecting the UNGPs with responses to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis as well as to longer-term threats to sustainable development, including the climate emergency.

 The project is supported by the German Government, also within the framework of its 2020 Presidency of the Council of the European Union, among other governments and partners.