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Commentaries

Daily summaries by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre:

Other commentaries & media coverage related to the Forum:

The following page lists relevant tweets (#BusinessForum, #UNForumWatch) and blog posts: "An online space for civil society during the UN Forum on Business & Human Rights in Geneva, December 3-4, 2013"

[Español] "Empresas y derechos humanos: temas pendientes en el debate internacional", Red Internacional de Derechos Humanos (RIDH) 17 enero 2014

"Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises: A review of the first two-and-a-half years of work", Conectas Direitos Humanos, Dejusticia and Justiça Global, 25 Nov 2013

"UN Business & Human Rights Framework: Next steps - Note for the UN Business & Human Rights Forum", CIDSE, Dec 2013

"Largest global dialogue on impact of businesses on human rights kicks off", Kuwait News Agency, 2 Dec 2013

"CALS Attends the 2013 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights", Wendy Isaack, Centre for Applied Legal Studies, Wits University (So. Africa), Dec 2013

"UN Global Compact Brings Business Perspective to United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights", UN Global Compact, 4 Dec 2013

"UN Urged to Address Corporate Human Rights Abuses", IPS, 4 Dec 2013

"Second United Nations Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights", World Federation of United Nations Federations, 4 Dec 2013

"Bhopal disaster: Never again?", Joe Westby, Amnesty International, 5 Dec 2013

"Two Years Later: How Far Has Business Come in Meeting Its Responsibility to Respect Human Rights?", Elissa Goldenberg, BSR, 5 Dec 2013

"Transnational NGOs: UN debate on human rights "captured"", Marcel Gomes, Pravda.ru [Russia], 5 Dec 2013

"Second Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights", Mary Johnson, McCue & Partners, 5 Dec 2013

"Ciett president impressed by human rights awareness rise at UN forum", Recruiter, 9 Dec 2013

"CIW at UN: What if workers themselves designed their own social responsibility program?", Coalition of Immokalee Workers, 9 Dec 2013

"Business and human rights: what’s next?", Brett Dodge, Ergon, 10 Dec 2013

"A Deeper Look at Human Rights and Business: The Five Stages of Access to Remedy", Chloe Poynton, BSR, Huffington Post Blog, 10 Dec 2013

"UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights Provide Clarity", Dan Bross, Microsoft, 10 Dec 2013

"IPIS Insights: The 2nd Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, Geneva 2013", Gabriella Wass & Anna Bulzomi, Jan 2014

"Report on the Council of Europe participation to the 2nd United Nations Forum on Human Rights and Business", Drafting Group on Human Rights and Busines, Council of Europe, 8 Jan 2014

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17 January 2014
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Author: Red Internacional de Derechos Humanos (RIDH)

En diciembre de 2013 se celebró en Ginebra el II Foro Mundial sobre empresas y derechos humanos, que convocó a más de 1700 delegados…A pesar que este espacio de debate pretende convocar a tres actores claves -Estados, empresas y organizaciones-, la...

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5 December 2013

Bhopal disaster: Never again?

Author: Joe Westby, Amnesty International

In Bhopal, we are entering the 30th year since the disaster – but action is needed as much now as ever...[T]he impact of the leak continues to be felt today, as a hundred thousand people have been left with health problems but largely without...

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4 December 2013

[PDF] 2014 – ‘A time for Action’: Reflection on the 2nd UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Author: Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Mary Robinson closed this year’s Annual Forum. She made a rousing plea for governments, business, and civil society to make 2014 the year for action and implementation on human rights, and climate change...In many ways that sentiment summed up the best...

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4 December 2013

[PDF] 2nd UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, final day in brief (Geneva, 4 Dec)

Author: Eniko Horvath, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Despite the early morning start at the final day of the 2nd Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, the atmosphere remained vibrant, and participants continued to be highly engaged in discussions...Panellists at the trafficking in persons...

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3 December 2013

[PDF] 2nd UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, first day in brief (Geneva, 3 Dec)

Author: Mauricio Lazala, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The second UN Forum on business & human rights has its first official day on Tuesday 3 December…The keynote speaker at the second plenary on challenges faced by human rights defenders was professor Joseph Stiglitz. He gave an impassioned speech on...

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2 December 2013

[PDF] 2nd UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, pre-Forum day in brief (Geneva, 2 Dec)

Author: Irene Pietropaoli, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The 2nd Forum on Business and Human Rights opens in Geneva on 2nd December…With 1700 people registered, this is the largest-ever meeting on business and human rights issues…[At] the first parallel event…a group of PhD students present a research...

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1 December 2013

[PDF] CALS Attends the 2013 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

Author: Wendy Isaack, Centre for Applied Legal Studies, Wits University (So. Africa)

Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) participated in the Second Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights...The primary focus for CALS on 2 December 2013, the pre-forum day, was to attend the regional dialogue for Africa and the...

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25 November 2013

[PDF] Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises: A review of the first two-and-a-half years of work

Author: Conectas Direitos Humanos, Dejusticia and Justiça Global

…The WG…has to work on a complex issue that brings together many different types of violations and victims, and…deals with the role of private actors in human rights abuses…Just like other special mechanisms, the WG should address individual...

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