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Monday, November 26 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Introduction to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

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Organized by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Brief description of the session: 
The session will provide an overview of the background and key elements of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Session objectives: 
To enable newcomers to the business and human rights field to get a good understanding of the UN Guiding on Business and Human Rights.

Background to discussion:

The Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights for implementing the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework is the authoritative global framework on business and human rights. The mandate from the Human Rights Council for the annual Forum on Business and Human Rights is focused on discussing challenges and lessons learned in implementing the UN Guiding Principles. Participants who are new to field can therefore benefit from this introductory briefing session on the background and key components of the Guiding Principles.

Speakers
avatar for Lene Wendland

Lene Wendland

Chief. Human rights and Economic and Social Issues Section, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
I have directed UN Human Rights' thematic work on Business and Human Rights since 2005. As a core member of SRSG John Ruggie's team for the duration of his mandate, I contributed to the development and drafting of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. I oversee the... Read More →


Monday November 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Room XXI