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UN Guiding Principles On Business And Human Rights Workshop [USA]

Author: Imperial Valley News [USA], Published on: 31 July 2012

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael...Posner hosted representatives of civil society organizations, think tanks, and multilateral and academic institutions for a workshop on the United Nations...Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Participants identified key challenges and new opportunities for the U.S. Government in implementing the principles. The workshop was an important step to finding collaborative solutions for human rights challenges in an environment where global business is growing in power and influence....Posner addressed the U.S. Government’s approach to the “State Duty to Protect” human rights under the first pillar of the UN “Protect, Respect, and Remedy” framework, and challenged civil society actors to think critically about implementing the UN Guiding Principles.

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