Date: 2 to 4, December, 2013.
Venue: Ginebra, Switzerland.
«The overwhelming interest in this Forum is a sign of the imperative felt by all sides, including business, to prevent and address adverse human rights impacts linked to business activities. Our discussions here in Geneva reflect the actual challenges, good practice and lessons learned on the ground»
–UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, 2012.
The Fundación Fernando Pombo will participated in the second annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights will be held in Geneva on 2–4 December.
The Forum was established by the Human Rights Council and is under the guidance of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights. The Forum provides a global platform for the promotion and implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. These Principles, unanimously endorsed in 2011 by the Council, are the first globally accepted standards on the responsibilities of States and businesses for preventing and addressing business-related human rights abuse.
The first Forum in 2012 focused on progress in the implementation of the Guiding Principles, highlighting the emerging challenges for States, business, and civil society, and identifying and discussing good practices. The 2013 forum will be held in Geneva on 2-4 December. A draft programme overview is now available, with a more extensive agenda to be posted in advance of the event. Online registration has opened.