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Videos & text of presentations & discussions - UN Forum on Business and Human Rights 2012

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights -
Presentations & discussions at first annual Forum (Geneva, 3-5 Dec 2012)

Videos of conference sessions & text of remarks are added here as they become availableIf you know of text of other remarks made at the Forum or other presentations there that can be posted here, please send them to Greg Regaignon, [email protected]

Also see "Summary of discussions of the Forum on Business and Human Rights, prepared by the Chairperson, John Ruggie"

Session facilitated Ms. Ursula Wynhoven, Head Policy and Legal, UN Global Compact Office

Video recording of session part 1 & part 2

Moderator: 
Mr. Pierre Sané, President of Imagine Africa and UN Global Compact Board Member

Panellists:
- Ms. Lene Wendland, Adviser on business and human rights, OHCHR
- Eija Hietavuo, Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist, United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- Ms. Shireen Said, Human Rights Policy Advisor, UNDP
- Ms. Ursula Wynhoven, Head Policy and Legal, UN Global Compact Office

Respondents:
- Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman, Global Compact Foundation
- Ms. Heba Mostafa, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva

Session facilitated by Ms. Mariette van Hujistee, Senior Researcher, SOMO & Mr. Chris Avery, Director, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

Video recording of session part 1 & part 2

Moderator: 
Ms. Jyoti Sanghera, Chief, Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues Section, OHCHR

Panellists:
- Mr. Wellington Chibebe, Deputy Secretary-General, ITUC
- Ms. Debbie Stothard, Coordinator Altsean-Burma, and Deputy Secretary-General of FIDH
- Ms. Juana Kweitel, Program Director, Conectas
- Mr. Sergey Solianik, Crude Accountability

Session facilitated by Ms. Kathryn Dovey, Director, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

Video recording of session part 1 & part 2

Panellists & respondents:

- Mr. Keiichi Ushijima, Global CSR Manager, Hitachi
- 1 st respondent: Ms. Geetanjali Mukherjee, Research Fellow, Asian Peace-building and Rule of Law  Program, Singapore Management University
- Mr. Ron Popper, Head of Corporate Responsibility, ABB
- 2nd respondent: Mr. Jim Baker, Coordinator, Council of Global Unions
- Mr. Tony Khaw E Siang, Director of Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility, Flextronics
- 3rd respondent: Ms. Viviane Schiavi, Senior Policy Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Anticorruption, the International Chamber of Commerce
- Ms. Liesel Filgueiras, General Manager of Human Rights and Social Policies, Vale    
- 4th respondent: Ms. Christine Jesseman, Pro Bono and Human Rights Director, DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyer, South Africa

Session facilitated by Mr. Mark Taylor, Senior Researcher FAFO

Video recording of session

Panellists:
- Mr. Richard Howitt, Member of Parliament, European Parliament, CSR Committee - text of remarks
- Mr. Liang Xiaohui, Chief Researcher, China National Textile and Apparel Council and Lecturer in Business and Human Rights at Peking Univeristy - text of remarks
- Prof. Anita Ramasastry, Professor, University of Washington School of Law
- Mr. Gilbert Maoundonodji, Expert Member, African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights Working Group on the Extractive Industries

A discussion on identifying opportunities and priorities for taking non-judicial grievance mechanisms and dispute resolution forward.  

Session facilitated by Shift

Video recording of session part 1 & part 2 

Panellists:
- Ms. Natalie Bridgeman, Executive Director, Accountability Counsel
- Mr. Steve Gibbons, Director of Labour Rights, Ergon Associates
- Ms. Hege Røttingen, Head of Secretariat, National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines, Norway
- Mr. Mike Hosillos, VP for Corporate Services, SN Aboitiz
- Mr. Oleg Sapozhnikov, External Affairs Manager, Sakhalin Energy
- Ms. Lauretta Lamptey, Chairperson, Human Rights and Justice Commission Ghana
- Mr. Felipe Burgueno, CEREAL

Developments in access to judicial remedy for business-related human rights impacts. A discussion on identifying barriers to remedy and ways of addressing them.

Session facilitated by Conectas and FIDH

Video recording of session

Moderator:
- Ms. Elin Wrzoncki, Head of Globalization and Human Rights Desk, FIDH

Panellists:
- Ms. Juana Kweitel, Program Director Human Rights, Conectas - text of remarks
- Mr. Dickay Kunda, affected stakeholder, the Kilwa Mining Case, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - text of remarks
- Ms. Rosa Amaro, affected stakeholder, La Oroya case, Peru - presentation
- Mr. Antonio Sergio Escrivão Filho, Legal Advisor, Terra de Direitos - text of remarks
- Ms. Naseema Fakir, Legal Adviser, Legal Resources Centre
- Ms. Katherine Gallagher, Senior Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
- Ms. Gabriela Quijano, Amnesty International - text of remarks
- Ms. Laurel Bellows, President, American Bar Association

Session facilitated by Lauren Gula, UN Global Compact

Video recording of session part 1 & part 2

Moderator: Pierre Sané, Co-Chair Global Compact Human RightsWorking Group, President of Imagine Africa Intl.

Panellists:
- Ms. Heloisa Colovan, CSR Manager, Itaipu Binacional  
- Ms. Magdalena Slavejkova, HR Manager, TITAN GROUP
- Mr. Rajiv Williams, Corporate Head CSR, Jindal Stainless Ltd.
- Mr. Reinford Mwangonde, Executive Director of Citizens for Justice
- Mr. Liu Kaiming, Institute of Contemporary Observation

Respondents:
- Ms. Gwendolyn Remmert, Project Manager, Global Compact Local Network Germany
- Ms. Katryn Wright, Programme Manager, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

Session facilitated by OHCHR

Video recording of session

Moderator: Mr. Mac Darrow, Chief, Millennium Goals Development Section OHCHR

Panellists:
- Ms. Maria da Cunha, Lead Safeguards Specialist VPS-ESG, Inter-American Development Bank
- Ms. Eleni Kyrou, Social Development Specialist, European Investment Bank
- Ms. Motoko Aizawa, Advisor to the Sustainable Development Network, World Bank Group

Respondents:
- Ms. Kristen Genovese, Senior Attorney, Center for International Environmental Law
- Ms. Karyn Keenan, Halifax Initiative and ECA Watch

Session facilitated by Prof. Paul Redmond, Chair, Diplomacy Training Programme

Video recording ofsession part 1 & part 2

Panellists:
-Ms. Myriam Montrat, Canadian Human Rights Commission, Chair, International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Insitutitons' Working Group on Business and Human Rights - text of remarks
- Mr. Rajiv Williams, Corporate Head CSR Jindal Steel and India Global Compact Network
- Ms. Juana Kweitel, Program Director, Conectas
- Mr. Suon Bunsak, Executive Secretary, Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee - text of remarks
- Mr. Mauricio Lazala, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Video recording of session

- Final remarks by Professor John Ruggie, Chairpreson (Forum on Business and Human Rights)
- Dr. Puvan Selvanathan, Chairperson of the Working Grop on Human Rights and Business
- Mr. Pavel Sulyandziga, Member of the Working Group on Human Rights and Business
- Ms. Margaret Jungk, Member of the Working Group on Human Rights and Business
- Ms. Alexandra Guáqueta, Member of the Working Group on Human Rights and Business
- Mr. Michael Addo, Member of the Working Group on Human Rights and Business

Government experiences and steps taken towards implementing the Guiding Principles and identifying opportunities for implementation.

Session facilitated by Prof. Alan Miller, Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission

Video recording of session

Panellists:
- Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway - text of remarks
- Mr. Daniel Schydlowsky Rosenberg, Superintendent, Superintendency of Banks, Insurers and Pension Funds of Peru
- Ms. Gretel Orake, Manager for Technical Assessments, Mineral Resource Authority of Papua New Guinea
- Mr. Tom Kennedy, Deputy Head, Human Rights & Democracy Department, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
- Ms. Claire Methven O’Brien, International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions; Danish Institute for Human Rights - text of remarks

- Statement delivered by Australia
- Statement delivered by Slovenia

Video recording of session

- Welcome remarks by President of Human Rights Council, Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre - text of remarks
- Opening address by Chairperson of Forum, Prof. John Ruggie - text of remarks
- Opening remarks by Chairperson of Working Group, Dr. Puvan Selvanathan - text of remarks

Keynote statements by:
- Ms. Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - text of remarks
- Mr. Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the United States
- Mr. Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights - text of remarks
- Ms. Sandra Polaski, Deputy Director-General for Policy, ILO - text of remarks
- Ms. Debbie Stothard, Deputy Secretary-General of FIDH and Coordinator of ALTSEAN-Burma - text of remarks
- Mr. Andrei Galaev, Chief Executive Officer of Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. - text of remarks

Statement by Larry Devoe, Director General de Servicios Jurídicos de la Defensoría del Pueblo de Venezuela

Statement by the Russian Federation

Statement delivered by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Statement by Lazaro Pary

Response by Credit Suisse on question related to the Thun Group, Session on the role of the finance sector

Written intervention on behald of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Written intervention by the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), in the framework of their joint programme, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Written statement to the Forum on Business and Human Rights by Mr. Renato Pambid, WAC

Written statement by Mr. Jim Baker, Council of Global Unions

Written statement on the quality of the Forum by Ms. Mariette van Huijstee, SOMO

Written statement by the Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries Network (IPEIN)

Session facilitated by Mr. Aleksandar Nikolov, Senior CSR Expert on the EU Commission project and President of the National Coordinating Body on CSR, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia  

Video recording of session part 1 & part 2

Panellists:
- Mr. Brent Wilton, Secretary General,  International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
- Ms. Ricarda McFalls, Head of the ILO Programme on Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy, ILO
- Mr. Tom Dodd, Policy Adviser CSR, DG for Enterprise and Industry, European Commission
- Mr. Liang Xiaohui, Chief Researcher, China National Textile and Apparel Council; Lecturer in Business and Human Rights at Peking University
- Ms. Amanda Romero-Medina, Latin America & Caribbean Researcher & Representative, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
- Mr. Shaffi Manafa, Focal point, Uganda Global Compact Local Network

Session facilitated by Gerald Pachoud, UN Peacebuilding Support Office & Scott Jerbi, Geneva Academy for Intl. Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Video recording of session

Panellists:
- Mr. Daniel Avila Camacho, Director Presidential Programme for Integrated Mine Action (PPAICMA), Colombia - text of remarks
- Mr. Dan Baer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for human rights, USA
- H.E. Amb. Claude Wild, Head of Human Security Division, Federal Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

Session facilitated by Ms. Andrea Shemberg, former advisor to the former Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral on business and human rights

Video recording of session

Panellists:
- Mr. Hafiz Mirza, Chief, Investment Issues Section, Investment trends and Issues Branch, UNCTAD
- Mr. Herbert P. M’cleod, Special Adviser to the President, Sierra Leone
- Mr. Lorenzo Cotula, Senior Researcher, Law and Sustainable Development, International Institute for Environment and Development
- Ms. Motoko Aizawa, Advisor to the Sustainable Development Network World Bank
- Mr. Benoit Palmer, Senior Corporate Counsel Simandou Project, Rio Tinto
- Mr. Antonio Carvalho Coelho, Senior counsel within E&P, Total

Closing remarks: 
- Mr. Gerald Pachoud, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary-General, UN Peacebuilding Support Office 

Session facilitated by Prof. David Kinley, Chair in Human Rights Law University of Sydney  

Video recording of session part 1 & part 2

Panellists:
- Mr. Aldo Caliari, Director, Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, Center of Concern
- Ms. Driekie Havenga, Ethics Officer Enterprise Governance and Compliance, Nedbank
- Prof. Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of the Working Party of the OECD Investment Committee, OECD; Managing DirectorTrade Policy & Globalisation at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
- Prof. Ola Mestad, Chair of Council, Council on Ethics, Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global
- Mr. Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert investments

Ms. Alexandra Guáqueta, Member of the Working Group - text of remarks

Business experience in implementing the Guiding Principles and opportunities for wider implementation.

Session facilitated by Prof. Christine Kaufmann, University of Zurich

Video recording of session part 1 & part 2

Panellists:
- Mr. Dan Bross, Senior Director, Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft
- Mr. Alan Fine, Public Affairs Manager, AngloGold Ashanti
- Dr. Christian Leitz, Head, Corporate Responsibility Management and Secretary, Corporate Responsibility Committee, UBS, member of Thun Group of Banks
- Mr. Auret van Heerden, Head, Fair Labor Association
- Mr. Austin Onuoha, Director, Africa Center for Corporate Responsibility
- Mr. Min Zar Ni Lin, Myanmar Development Resources Institute,  Centre for Economic and Social Development

Session facilitated by Mr. Aidan Davy, Director, International Council on Mining and Metals

Video recording of session part 1 & part 2

Panellists:
- Prof. James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
- Ms. Inés Andrade, Coordinator of Social Standards, Cerrejón Coal
- Ms. Joan Carling, Secretary-General Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
- Prof. Megan Davis, Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples and Professor of Law and Director, Indigenous Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia
- Mr. Leonardo A. Crippa, Senior Attorney, Indian Law Resource Center

Session facilitated by Institute for Human Rights and Business

Video recording of session

Panellists:
- Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Global Compact Foundation
- Prof. Anita Ramasastry, Washington University School of Law
- Mr. Willie Littlechild, Chair, Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - text of remarks
- Mr. Auret van Heerden, Head, Fair Labor Association

Statement by Mr. Mousa Burayzat, Chair, International Coordinating Committeeof National Human Rights Institutions

Statement by the European Union

Statement by Tupaj Amaro

Statement by the Human Rights Commission of the State of Nueva León - Side even on the role of National Human Rights Institutions

Statement by Professor James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples- Session on indigenous peoples-

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