2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights launches blog series & draft programme now available

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18 September 2017

2017 UN Forum on business & human rights launches blog series re realizing access to effective remedy

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

The annual Forum on Business and Human Rights is the UN’s platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue to assess the progress made by states and business enterprises in moving the three pillars of “Protect, Respect and Remedy” of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights from paper to practice. The 2017 edition of the Forum (27-29 November, 2017, Geneva, Switzerland) will focus on Pillar III of the Guiding Principles: the need to ensure access to effective remedies for victims of business-related human rights abuse... To build common understanding of gaps and challenges as well as solutions around access to effective remedies, we aim to facilitate a dialogue that extends beyond the three days of the Forum. Creating space for constructive engagement between all stakeholders (states, business, civil society, human rights defenders, trade unions, etc.) is a key objective of the Forum. The present Forum blog series is meant to be an online platform for pre-Forum dialogue around the themes and topics of the 2017 Forum to share information about ongoing work in an accessible way... All stakeholders and interested parties are encouraged to contribute. 

For expressions of interest in contributing, please write to: David Birchall (BHRJ fellow), [email protected] and cc: the UN Forum Secretariat, [email protected], indicating “Forum Blog” in the subject line... The blog will be hosted on the website of the Business and Human Rights Journal and... cross-posted at the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.

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18 September 2017

2017 UN Forum on business & human rights: registration opens & draft programme now available

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights is the global platform for yearly stock-taking and lesson-sharing on efforts to move the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights from paper to practice. The central theme of the 2017 Forum is “Realizing Access to Effective Remedy”. It will take place from 27-29 November 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. 

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Author: Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme

Date limite pour les propositions de séances parallèles : 26 mai.

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4 April 2017

Concept note on UN Forum's access to remedy theme

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

The central theme of the 2017 Forum is “Realizing Access to Remedy”. The programme also features sessions for new audiences and discussions on broader policy trends that consider the role of the business and human rights movement in today’s political and social contexts around the world. For a brief explanation of aims, focus and background, see the concept note that is available here.

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4 April 2017

UN Forum: Invitation to submit parallel session proposals (due 26 May)

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights is the global platform for yearly stock-taking and lesson-sharing on efforts to move the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights from paper to practice. The central theme of the 2017 Forum is “Realizing Access to Remedy”. The programme also features sessions for new audiences and discussions on broader policy trends that consider the role of the business and human rights movement in today’s political and social contexts around the world. For a brief explanation of aims, focus and background, see the concept note that is available here. The programme will be made available on this site in due course.

Stakeholders are invited to express interest and submit brief parallel session proposals for the 2017 Forum. Details about the process and criteria are available here. Deadline: 26 May

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