Regional consultation: Business and human rights in conflict and post-conflict settings

Consultation | 22 March | American University of Beirut, Maamari Autditorium

About the consultation
This regional consultation is convened by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, which is mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to promote worldwide implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Guiding Principles provide the authoritative global framework for the respective duties and responsibilities of governments and businesses to prevent and address business-related adverse human rights impacts. They apply to all companies in all sectors and in all geographies and contexts. As part of this mandate, the Working Group in 2018 launched a project to clarify the practical steps that states, companies and investors should take to prevent and address business-related human rights abuse in conflict and postconflict contexts. The project will be informed by a series of multi-stakeholder consultations in several regions, comprehensive research and submissions by stakeholders. Final recommendations will be presented to the UN General Assembly in New York in October 2020. The first regional consultation is taking place in Beirut, with the support of the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES). Consultations in other parts of the world will follow later in 2019-20. The project is supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Invitation to participate
The consultation in the afternoon of 22 March is open to all relevant stakeholders, including representatives of academia, civil society, private sector, government, international organizations and trade unions. Registration must be done online via this link. Participation is free and on a firstcome-first-serve basis, subject to available space.

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