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Tuesday, November 27
 

4:40pm

Trends and challenges in promoting business respect for human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
Interpretation is provided into English/French/Spanish

Organized by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Brief description of the session: 
This Forum session is part of the Forum track on trends and challenges in promoting business respect for human rights in the context of each region of the world. Building on the sessions on government action on the Forum’s first day, the region focused discussions aim to take a closer look at how to overcome key business-related human rights challenges faced in Latin American and Caribbean countries and lessons learned from emerging government, business and civil society action.

Objectives of the session: 
- Facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue around lessons learned and the way forward, including on how to scale up emerging good practice
- Strengthen a race to the top among governments and business in the region.

Format of the session:
The proposed session will be done in a talk show format with the participants having the opportunity to raise questions amongst each other as in a public dialogue. The session is chaired by the Chairperson of the UN Working Group, Dante Pesce

Preliminary agenda: 
  • Introduction by Dante Pesce
  • Kickoff remarks:
    • Civil society coalition reflections on how to overcome key business-related human rights challenges in the region and what emerging practices to build on
    • Business perspectives on how to drive a race to the top in the region
    • Human rights defender statement on his/her experience in working for the respect of human rights by business in the region
    • Government statements on lessons learned and commitments for going forward
  • Roundtable discussion


Moderator/ Introductory Remark...
avatar for Dante Pesce

Dante Pesce

Chairperson, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Mr. Dante Pesce holds a Masters in Political Science from the Catholic University of Chile and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the VINCULAR Center for Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development at the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Fernanda Hopenhaym

Fernanda Hopenhaym

Co-Executive Director, PODER
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Ana Laynez

Indigenous authority, Ixil indigenous community, Guatemala
avatar for Carolina Mejia Micolta

Carolina Mejia Micolta

Counsel at Legal Vicepresidency, Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia


Tuesday November 27, 2018 4:40pm - 6:00pm
Room XXI