UN Working Group on business & human rights announces visit to Azerbaijan, 18-27 Aug - requests input

"Request for input for the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights' country visit to Azerbaijan", 1 July 2014

The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights will conduct an official country mission to the Republic of Azerbaijan from 18 to 27 August 2014...[The] Working Group will examine...issues on the ground and identify current initiatives, practices, challenges and opportunities in...implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, including by the Government and corporations. The Working Group will aim to meet with Government authorities and business enterprises, as well as communities and individuals affected by business and human rights issues including civil society organisations, victims of corporate-related abuses, the national human rights institution, [and others]...Following the mission, the Working Group will prepare a report with its observations and recommendations to the Government of Azerbaijan and the UN Human Rights Council.  The Working Group kindly requests concrete suggestions on the salient issues to examine and relevant stakeholders to meet with...The Working Group will begin and end its trip in Baku, but it is able to travel across the country in between for shorter field visits...Please kindly email suggestions ASAP to: [email protected]

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