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First session: 16-20 Jan 2012

The UN Working Group held its first session, "during which its five independent experts [were to] determine the Group’s key thematic priorities and activities", in Geneva, 16-20 Jan 2012 (full announcement here).  On the last day of the session, 20 January, the Working Group invited "all interested stakeholders to attend an informal introductory exchange with the members of the Working Group" (full invitation here).

Thematic priorities and suggested activities for the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises

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Text of oral interventions

Please send the text of any other interventions that can be posted here to Eniko Horvath ([email protected])


Written submissions made in advance of Jan 2012 session

Below are submissions made directly to the UN Working Group.  If you are aware of any other submissions, please send them for posting here to Greg Regaignon at [email protected]

The UN Working Group invited all stakeholders "to share their thoughts to help it establish its work programme" in advance of its first session (16-20 Jan 2012).  The deadline was 8 December.
- full announcement: "Have your say! Help a new UN body ensure respect for human rights by business", 4 Nov 2011
- page of submissions on website of Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Submissions by:

     Governments

 
     Intergovernmental orgs.

 
     National human rights institutions

  
     NGOs, civil society & labour unions

 
     Companies

  
     Business orgs.

  
     Investors

   
     Multi-stakeholder initiatives, academics, consultants & others


Commentary

"HR Groups Petition UN on Business & Human Rights", Federalist Society (USA), 25 Jan 2012

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