Report by UN Working Group on 2015 Forum multi-stakeholder engagement sessions

Author: Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, Published on: 6 June 2016

"Report of the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises on multi-stakeholder engagement across 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' – Reflections from discussions at the 2015 annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights," 27 May 2016

The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights clarify…the…duty to protect [and]…respect human rights and the need for…access to effective remedy…[H]ow…these three pillars of the Guiding Principles…interact in concrete situations…was the focus of discussions at the 2015 annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, from which the present report seeks to transmit the key lessons...The present report provides a summary and insights from…sessions entitled “Multi-Stakeholder Engagement Across All Three Pillars”...The purpose…was to exemplify...challenges and innovations found in the…implementation of the…three pillars of “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework. The four case studies included perspectives of different stakeholders…covered different sectors…and regions…:

  • …“2020 Tea Revitalisation Programme” in Malawi
  • …Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Myanmar
  • ...Multi-stakeholder engagement to address impacts of the shutdown of the Kingsland garment factory in Cambodia
  • …“Fair Food Program” in Florida’s tomato growing sector.

…In the concluding section, the Working Group highlights…recommendations for the consideration of stakeholders…The primary purpose in discussing the case studies is to facilitate the exchange of experience and mutual learning among business, civil society and Governments…[refers to H&M, Ethical Tea Partnership, Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development Ltd, Compass Group]

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