Business and Human Rights: Towards a Common Agenda and Action

This multi-stakeholder conference, organized with the support of Shift, is set to discuss business and human rights and, in particular, a collaborative and constructive way forward on this critical agenda. Since the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and human rights (2011), we have seen an increase in debate about business respect for human rights. The expectation at business and states to ensure that companies carry out their operations with respect for human rights and that the most vulnerable, including human rights defenders, can have access to justice, is clear. The question remains, how do we most effectively advance implementation?

The topics of the conference include support to business on respecting human rights, public financing for doing business abroad, the role of regulatory measures and the use of collective leverage and cooperation to enhance human rights outcomes.

Contact: Sari Uusi-Rauva, UM

Location: Sofitel Hotel, Bryssel




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