UN Special Representative for business & human rights John Ruggie meets with govt. officials, companies, NGOs in Cairo

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14 December 2010

[PDF] UN Special Representative Visits Egypt

Author: UN Special Representative for business & human rights John Ruggie

...Professor John Ruggie has concluded an official visit to Cairo, Egypt. The SRSG was the keynote speaker at two major public forums. The first was a Ministerial CSR Roundtable on “The Role of Governments in Promoting Corporate Responsibility and Private Sector Engagement in Sustainable Development Process,”...in cooperation with several business enterprises and associations, as well as the [UN] Development Fund for Women...The second keynote was to a Business Roundtable on “An Emerging Approach to Corporate Social Responsibilities, Rights, and Stakeholders in a Business Context,” convened by the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights...[refers to Mansour Group]

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12 December 2010

UN-sponsored forum on combating human trafficking opens in Egypt

Author: Xinhua

Hundreds of world business leaders and human rights activists gathered in a UN-sponsored forum Saturday in Luxor, Egypt to discuss the role and responsibility of the business community in combating human trafficking. In addressing the opening ceremony through video broadcast, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said "the private sector is increasingly fulfilling their responsibility in preventing human trafficking from tainting their businesses and supply chains."…"Business success is not just making money but also taking an active role as community citizens...", Egypt's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak said…The...Forum...with the theme of "End Human Trafficking Now: Enforcing the UN Protocol," is the first global gathering with particular focus on highlighting the pivotal role of the business community in anti-trafficking efforts and encouraging businesses to utilize their global reach and network of connections to combat the crime.

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