Statements by individual Working Group members

Remarks by Margaret Jungk, Chairperson of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Opening plenary, 17 Nov 2015

Remarks by Margaret Jungk, Chairperson of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Closing plenary, 18 Nov 2015

Statement by Margaret Jungk to UN General Assembly, 27 Oct 2015

Oral Statement by Mr. Michael K. Addo to Human Rights Council, 16 Jun 2015

Statement by Margaret Jungk at Council of Europe Meeting of Ministers' Deputies, 12 Feb 2015

Closing remarks at Africa Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights, Margaret Jungk, Vice-Chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Opening statement at Africa Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights, Michael K. Addo, Chairperson of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, 17 September 2014

"Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights annual plenary - Keynote remarks - Alexandra Guáqueta [Montreux, Switzerland, 26 Mar]", Alexandra Guáqueta, chair of UN Working Group on business & human rights 26 Mar 2014

"UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights encourages UNGPs implementation in Central America", Alexandra Guáqueta, member of UN Working Group on business & human rights, 7 Nov 2013

"Michael Addo: What’s So Special about the United Nations Approach to Business and Human Rights?", Michael Addo, member of the UN Working Group on business & human rights, 28 Jun 2013

Shareholders Pressure McDonald's to Report Human Rights Impacts, Margaret Jungk, UN Working Group on business and human rights 22 May 2013

United States: Reflections On The Evolving Business And Human Rights Agenda, Sarah A. Altschuller, Foley Hoag Corporate Social Responsibility Blog, 15 Apr 2013
Includes quotes from speech by Margaret Jungk at Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights annual plenary meeting

Making human rights a priority for business, Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 19 Dec 2012 - statement by Puvan Selvanathan

Global Trends in the Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Remarks for the First UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, Dr. Alexandra Guáqueta, 4 Dec 2012

Opening remarks by Mr. Puvan Selvanathan, Chairperson of Working Group business & human rights, at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, 4 Dec 2012

How to make business respect human rights?, United Nations Radio, 27 Nov 2012 - interview with Pavel Sulyandziga [translation of title and summary of article provdided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

The UN Guiding Principles [audio], Wilton Park, 1 Sep 2012 - with participation of Alexandra Guáqueta

EU: A global financial transaction tax, a human rights imperative now more than ever, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, 14 May 2012 - includes statement by Margaret Jungk

Letter to Rosslyn Noonan (Chair, Intl. Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions [ICC]) & David Langtry (Chair, ICC Working Group on Human Rights & Business), Margaret Jungk, 11 Nov 2011

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[audio] The UN Guiding Principles

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