The 4th Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

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Date: 16-18 November 2015
Location: Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Registration: Registration will open on this webpage during the first half of 2015 (date to be confirmed)
Programme: The programme will be announced on these pages in due course. An invitation to stakeholders to propose parallel events will be posted on this page during the first half of 2015 (date to be confirmed)
Contact: General inquiries: forumbhr@ohchr.org

The United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights is a space for representatives and practitioners from civil society, business, government, international organizations and affected stakeholders to take stock of challenges and discuss ways to move forward on putting into practice the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – a global standard for preventing and addressing adverse impacts on human rights linked to business activity. The Forum was established by the Human Rights Council, and is guided by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights. The third annual Forum, which was held in Geneva from 1 to 3 December 2014, attracted around 2,000 persons from over 100 countries. Videos of sessions at the 2014 Forum are available at UN Web TV.

Building on the previous events, the fourth annual Forum will focus on:

  • Strengthening multi-stakeholder dialogue and engagement
  • Discussing effective ways to measure and report on progress to implement the Guiding Principles
  • Discussing national action plans to implement the Guiding Principles
  • Exploring access to effective remedy
  • Examining current practice of States and business enterprises and “unpacking” what implementation of the Guiding Principles means in concrete areas
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